Bailey’s personality shines through here, and it’s especially powerful when she brings in her personal experiences as a descendant of formerly enslaved people ... Readers will appreciate Bailey herself, both for her powerful insights and her dedication to her cause.
Bailey’s book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in improving literacy rates or who enjoys narratives of individuals overcoming obstacles to bring a vision to fruition. Directors of small nonprofit organizations will be able to relate to the successes and frustrations Bailey experiences, including the adjustments required by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As it critiques modern American educational practices, this timely book makes an impassioned plea for the humane innovations needed to create a just learning system for all. Inspiring reading for educators and anyone who cares about education.