How could I not share this magnificent information? Liza Jessie Peterson raises the bar with her new book. Watching her stay true to the kids she uplifts and educates is mindblowing. Her tenacity to stay the course is unparalleled. This book is a must-read. Release date is April 18th, 2017, however, you can pre-order your copy HERE
CONGRATULATIONS LIZA JESSIE PETERSON!
Told with equal parts raw honesty and unbridled compassion, ALL DAY recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson’s classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City’s Rikers Island. A poet and actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill-prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, “Ms. P” comes to understand the essence of her predominantly Black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives.