Henry Maxwell's Gift

Henry Maxwell's Gift

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Liz Cassello is a veteran art teacher at Forest Place Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. Despite her love of teaching and years of dedication to her school and her students, she is having a difficult time finding even minimal enthusiasm as she starts her twenty-eighth year. Retirement is looking pretty good since she finds little reward in her work and fears she no longer really makes a difference in the lives of her students. According to Liz, she is qno match for MTV, I-Pods, or reality television, and hates feeling irrelevant.q An aging father and the marital problems of her dearest friend only add to her stress as Liz tries to cope with her own negativity and frustrations. When a scheduling error places Henry Maxwell in one of her honors classes Liz's indifference towards the ill-prepared and pitiful student seems contrary to all the principles she used to hold dear and she soon feels ashamed of her lack of compassion. Through the course of a school year, Liz discovers that working with Henry is just what she has needed to dispel the fears that she no longer matters as a teacher. While doing her best to help the struggling teen, she rediscovers all the reasons she chose to teach. Henry Maxwell's Gift is a story of caring, hope, and the need for every individual to feel valued.Tom and Dad were talking about riding lawn mowers as I handed Dad his tea. aquot; You just need to get you one from Sears. Ia#39;ve had my Sears riding mower for over thirty years. That little Craftsman starts right up every single spring. Ia#39;ve never had anbsp;...

Title:Henry Maxwell's Gift
Author: Sandy Vassallo
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2008-11-01

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