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The inspirational story of one man overcoming prejudice in a tough East End school
E. R. Braithwaite was born 1920 in British Guiana and educated in British Guiana and the United States. He served in the R.A.F. His publications include To Sir with Love: Experiences While Teaching in a London School (1959); Paid Servant: A Report about Welfare Work in London (1962); A Kind of Home-Coming: A Visit to Africa (1963); A Choice of Straws (1965).
"A book that the reader devours quickly, ponders slowly, and forgets not at all-Moving and inspiring" * New York Times * "E.R. Braithwaite's postwar novel about a black teacher fighting to win the respect of white pupils in a school in the East End of London is a milestone in the campaign for racial equality" * Guardian * "It is the noblest, most moving, least sentimental account of life in a modern school and of a teacher's struggles with his pupils and with himself that I have come across" -- Michael Croft * Observer *