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Author Event: Taylor Mali - What Teachers Make
Taylor Mali, author of
Weds., Sept. 12th
6:00pm at the Hood River County Library
Waucoma Bookstore and the Hood River County Library are hosting poet Taylor Mali for a reading and discussion at 6pm on Weds., Sept. 12th at Hood River County Library (502 State St., Hood River). Mali will be discussing his book What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series "Def Poetry Jam."
About the Book
The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why our society needs them now more than ever.
Former middle-school teacher and teachers' advocate Taylor Mali struck a chord with his passionate response to a man at a dinner party who asked him what kind of salary teachers make-a poetic rant that has been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Based on the poem that inspired a movement, What Teachers Make is Mali's sharp, funny, reflective, critical call to arms about the joys of teaching and why teachers are so vital to America today. It's a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America-and everyone who's ever loved or learned from one.
Taylor Mali travels the country speaking to teachers' groups and recruiting the next generation of classroom teachers with his 1,000 Teachers campaign.
Check out the video about What Teachers Make
The release of this video comes at the tail end of Taylor Mali's Quest for a Thousand Teachers, a goal set in 2000 to inspire 1,000 people to become teachers through "poetry, persuasion, and perseverance." After more than 12 years, Taylor has reached this goal and released his book, "What Teachers Make," described as "an impassioned defense of teachers and why our society needs them now more than ever."
Read the text of the poem on Taylor's website:
About the Author
Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series "Def Poetry Jam." He is the author of two collections of poetry and a book of essays, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World.
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