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Rafe Esquith
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Rafe Esquith is beginning his eighteenth year at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles. He is the product of the Los Angeles public schools and a graduate of UCLA. His many honors and awards include the 1992 Disney National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, a Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, Parents Magazine’s As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, and an MBE from Queen Elizabeth. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Barbara Tong.

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There Are No Shortcuts

Written by Rafe Esquith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00

The banner in Rafe Esquith’s classroom at Hobart Elementary School reads: “There are no shortcuts.” And his students are a testament to the power of that philosophy. These are kids who speak English as a second language, fourth—and fifth—graders who go to school in a part of Los Angeles where violence... Read more >
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There Are No Shortcuts

Written by Rafe Esquith


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $13.99

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