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KLIATTRafe Esquith is the winner of the American Teacher Award and a teacher in an inner-city school in Los Angeles, which he calls "The Jungle." His fifth-grade students score much higher than average on standardized tests, read beyond grade level, perform Shakespeare, take field trips around the world and continue to come to Saturday classes through middle school and beyond. He begins his day at 6:30 a.m. and rarely leaves before 6 p.m.; he teaches on Saturday and during vacations, all without extra pay, in order to give his students the best chance at success. His book is filled with his experience and advice to teachers and parents about how to help children learn. He also shares his mistakes and failures. While few people could keep up his schedule or energy level, his work is an inspiration to others. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Random House, Anchor, 210p., Ages 12 to adult.