Behind the Wall
by Connie Steinman
Behind the Wall follows a diversely populated suburban city high school with underprivileged students who learn life skills, coping skills, and self-reliance through the lessons of Emerson, taught by a teacher who encourages them to look within to persevere and to beat the odds. Connie Steinman connects and inspires James and his friends who are credit deficient to graduate! This is a book about teaching, learning, and self-reliance. It contains a lesson for all of us.
About the Author
Connie Steinman is a Deaf teacher and has taught American Sign Language at the same high school for twenty years. She participated in UC Davis Globe Academy to direct students in a scene of Taming of the Shrew, received a Fulbright Scholarship for the China Institute 2015 to study the Silk Road and the Mao Goa Caves, and traveled to India twice for Teach for Peace to learn how to apply Gandhi’s philosophy in the classroom.