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Daphne Russell


In her memoir, "Read or Die: A Story of Survival, Hope and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time," Daphne Russell recounts her journey as a middle-school reading teacher in Tucson. In 2007, a friend told her to read "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak which completely rerouted her teaching trajectory. The following school year she began teaching as though books save lives and has never wavered from that mission. She lives in Tucson.

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Book:
Read or Die: A Story of Hope, Survival, and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Wheatmark
May 2018
ISBN 9781627876056
264 pages
$15.95, INSTOCK
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"I look forward to the day I see yellow caution tape stretched around my students' neighborhoods, the chalk outline of apathy on the ground, crushed by the weight of a thousand books. More/less

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