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To Sir, with love
Braithwaite, E. R. (Edward Ricardo)
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Berkley, 1977.

Physical Description:
189 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Jove book."

The author's experiences as a teacher in the slums of London.
Reading Level:
1080 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.5 10.0 7124.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.2 15 Quiz: 11604 Guided reading level: NR.
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The author's experiences as a teacher in the slums of London.

Author Notes

Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite was born in Georgetown, British Guiana on June 27, 1912. He studied at Queen's College, Guyana and at the City College of New York. He moved to Britain after working at an oil refinery in Aruba. In 1940, he volunteered for service in the Royal Air Force. In 1949, he received a master's degree in physics from Cambridge University.

From 1960 to 1963, he was a human-rights officer at the World Veterans Federation and from 1963 to 1966, he was a lecturer and education consultant at Unesco. From 1967 to 1969, he served as the first permanent representative of Guyana to the United Nations. He was later Guyana's ambassador to Venezuela. He taught at several universities including Howard University, New York University, and Florida State University.

He wrote several books during his lifetime including Paid Servant, A Kind of Homecoming, Choice of Straws, Reluctant Neighbors, and Honorary White: A Visit to South Africa. To Sir, With Love, a memoir of teaching in London's deprived East End, was adapted into a film starring Sidney Poitier in 1967. He died on December 12, 2016 at the age of 104.

(Bowker Author Biography)