5 Audiobooks About Life-Changing Teachers

Teachers and educators are some of the most important figures in our lives. Some leave lifelong impressions and change the way we see the world. These five teachers did just that for their students.

 

The Bridge to Brilliance

Principal Nadia Lopez rocketed to national fame via the Humans of New York website. In one of New York City’s most underprivileged communities, she runs Mott Hall Bridges Academy with strength and heart. This is her story.
Listen to an excerpt The Bridge to Brilliance

Drama High

This is the incredible true story of a drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a blue-collar town in Pennsylvania. 
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The Freedom Writers Diary

As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, Erin Gruwell took her “at-risk” students on a journey to the heart of intolerance, using the treasured books Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo as guides.
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Reading Lolita in Tehran
Author: Azar Nafisi
Read By: Azar Nafisi

In this extraordinary memoir, the stories of seven female students become entwined with the classic Western literature they read in secret in Azar Nafisi’s living room.
Listen to an excerpt Reading Lolita in Tehran

 

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Read By: Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom’s college professor, Morrie Schwartz, changed Albom’s life. After losing touch for twenty years, they reconnect near the end of Morrie’s life. Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final class: lessons in how to live.
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