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Great Writers on Great Teachers

The Academy commissions distinguished authors to write about the teachers who made the most difference in their lives. We publish these stories in charming chapbooks that we mail to our Fellows to cheer them on, and to our supporters as a reminder that teachers change lives.

We then post them online here, in the order that they appeared, for all the world to see.

Cover of Teachers Who Helped Me Be Me by Liza Donnelly
Mark Wright by Sam Lipsyte Chapbook cover

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