Ms. Hempel Chronicles
- Publish Date: 2009-09-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
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Ms. Beatrice Hempel, teacher of seventh grade, is newnew to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her idiosyncratic father. Grappling awkwardly with her newness, she struggles to figure out what is expected of her in life and at work. Is it acceptable to introduce swear words into the English curriculum, enlist students to write their own report cards, orbring up personal experiences while teaching a sex-education class?
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum finds characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose. From this most innovative of young writers comesanother journey down the rabbit hole to the wonderland of middle school, memory, daydreaming, and the extraordinary business of growing up.