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I Choose To Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City
I Choose To Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City Salome Thomas-EL, Cecil Murphey 0758201869 9780758201867 Not since Lean on Mes Joe Clark, has there been such a compelling true story of a black man determined to change the lives of
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I Choose To Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City by Salome Thomas-EL, Cecil Murphey

Not since Lean on Mes Joe Clark, has there been such a compelling true story of a black man determined to change the lives of inner-city children. Teacher, mentor and, in most cases, the only positive male role model in his pupils lives, Salome Thomas-El brought hope to disadvantaged students in his Philadelphia school, by challenging their minds and imaginations with a most unusual match: The Chess Club.<P>Reviving the Mighty Pawns from nonexistent to competitive, Thomas-El helped his students gain the self-esteem and self-confidence they needed to set their sights high and to aspire to succeed. He taught them to resolve conflict using their heads instead of their fists. The Chess Club competed at nationals -- and the club members defeated competitors three times their age, including Arnold Schwarzenegger. By recognizing the potential and the fundamental goodness of these children, and by enabling them to earn his respect, Salome Thomas-El gave the students the essential tools they would need to compete and win -- not just in chess but in lifes many challenges.

Author: Salome Thomas-EL, Cecil Murphey

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Kensington

Publication Date: 2003-03-01

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ISBN: 0758201869


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