By Franck McCourt
When Frank McCourt becomes a teacher in New York he finds himself standing in front of bored confused angry students. Will he fail as a teacher? Or can he use his miserable Irish childhood to help his students? This is the true story of one man’s surprising upsetting but sometimes very funny experiences in the classroom.
21,772 words in length (excluding activities)
Penguin contemporary story
Activities at the end of the book