Reviews

Reviews of Diane Daniels Manning’s
HILL COUNTRY TEACHER:
Oral Histories from the One-Room School and Beyond

 

Hill Country Teacher charts growth and change in the work and lives of … public school teachers in the rural Texas hill country … Oral histories spanning fifty years chronicling … the roles of eight teachers who began their teaching careers as teenagers in one-room schoolhouses under severe social restrictions. They grew up with the profession, becoming pioneers in combining marriage and teaching, in special education, and in school integration.”

— POLLY WELTS KAUFMAN, Author of Women Teachers on the Frontier


Hill Country Teacher vividly reminds us of how far teachers have come from a time when they had no rights and no voice — and of how much they have lost through the bureaucratization of education. These teachers have a rich story to tell.”

— ALBERT SHANKER, President, American Federation of Teachers


“… provides a great resource for anyone studying teachers’ perspectives on their own lives/ and work.”

— SARI KNOPP BIKLEN, Syracuse University


 

Reviews of Diane Daniels Manning’s ALMOST PERFECT 

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Kirkus Reviews

“A YA novel about two unlikely friends, their dogs, and the competitions that bring them and their community together.”

“A charming novel about a troubled young dog owner that will appeal to readers of all ages.”

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Midwest Book Review

“This is one of the most heartfelt, feel good books I have read in a long time. Right from the start I was hooked … In my opinion this book is an easy five star rating … I do not get paid to read and review books. In this case though I have to say this book is worth a lot of money to me.”

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Reading Between the Lines

“Is it ever too late to dream? Author Diane Daniels Manning explores the implications in Almost Perfect, a touching novel about an older woman who feels her time has passed and a 14 year-old boy, with mild autism, whose dogged determination demonstrates how one is never too old — or limited — to continue to have goals and aspirations.”

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Book Reader’s Heaven

“Almost Perfect is a book that can be read by a variety of people and will be affected in quite different ways … Many young children will find it a fun book about a boy and his two special dogs and be thrilled how the story proceeds … But that’s only the surface story…”

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An inspiring read with a refreshing view of autism

“As a child psychologist, I especially appreciated the development of Benny’s character in this book. Autism is a scary word for many people and this book allows us to really see Benny, rather than focus on his diagnosis.”

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Don’t plan to sleep tonight

“When I picked this book up for my evening read I could not put it down until I finished it in the wee hours of the morning. It is a great story about never giving up regardless of how old we are and how we can, in our elder years, enlighten younger generations.”

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Almost Perfect is a dog lover’s delight

“If you are a dog lover, you must read this book. Almost Perfect captures not only the special bond and communication that can take place between canine and human but also the excitement and drama in the world of confirmation Dog Shows.

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Does it really matter if we are perfect or can we be ok with being “Almost Perfect”?

“There is no doubt that this book tells the tale of how dog shows are really like. The author is quick to point out that the book is fictional in nature but as she has shown dogs too, she can write the book as if it was a true account.”

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