Publication Date: April 27, 2009
In this time of narrowed curricula and high-stakes accountability, Gregory Michie’s tales of struggle and triumph in Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students are as relevant as ever. Since it was first published in 1999, Holler has become essential reading for new and seasoned teachers alike and an inspiring read for many others. Weaving back and forth between Michie’s awakening as a teacher and the first-person stories of his students, this highly acclaimed book paints an intimate and compassionate portrait of teaching and learning in urban America. While the popular notion of what it’s like to teach in city schools is dominated by horror stories and hero tales, Michie and his students reside somewhere in between these extremes—“between the miracles and the metal detectors.”
This updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Michie’s moving memoir of teaching on Chicago’s South Side includes a new foreword by Luis J. Rodriguez, a new introduction and a new afterword, as well as updates on his students.
Gregory Michie is a public school teacher in Chicago, and senior research associate at the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice at Concordia University, Chicago. He is the bestselling author of Holler If You Hear Me, Second Edition, and See You When We Get There
"Michie is a passionate believer in the power of education."
“A decade later it’s still alive with relevancy, ideas, and voices.”
—Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca—Gang Days in LA
“A must read for all who care about social justice and educating the future generation.”
—JoAnn Phillion, Purdue University
“It is a great and marvelous thing to be reminded that to change the world we need only to change ourselves. Greg Michie and his students give me that hope.”;
—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
“Gregory Michie expands degrees of hope for cultivating humanity through teaching with love, justice, and cultural empathy and imagination.”
—Ming Fang He, College of Education, Georgia Southern University