A retired English teacher returns to a rural Vermont classroom for a one-year substituting gig. He must find footing on a new educational landscape where a former student is now his principal, classics are pulled from library shelves, research projects are completed online, and a chalkboard is supplemented with an overhead projector. My teaching colleagues and I identified with this humorous memoir, particularly Keizer's anxiety over his students' need for reading support when "they are only two years away from voting" and his "hopes to live out his remaining years in a democracy." ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester
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