Who’s Your Fa­vorite Teacher?

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“My fa­vorite teacher was Sis­ter Nena, who taught me how to read and write. She’s 83 now and my best friend. With­out reading and writ­ing it wouldn’t have been much of a life for me.” —book­store owner and au­thor Ann Patch­ett, Com­mon­wealth (out Sept. 13)

“Krista Bosel­ing at H. Frank Carey High School was my fa­vorite teacher. She not only shared her love of writ­ing and the clas­sics with me and my class­mates, she also taught us to use our tal­ents wisely and that the sky was not the limit.” —as­tro­naut Mike Mas­simino, au­thor of Space­man (out Oct. 4)

“I’ve been for­tu­nate to have so many ex­cel­lent teach­ers through­out my life. One I’ve never for­got­ten is my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. King. She would say, ‘Hil­lary, don’t put your light un­der a bushel bas­ket!’ I didn’t ex­actly un­der­stand the metaphor, but I knew she was telling me to work hard, be true to my­self and stand up for what I be­lieve. Every child should have some­one in their life who helps them see that they have some­thing of value to of­fer the world. That’s what Mrs. King did for me. She was so en­cour­ag­ing, and it meant the world.” —for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton

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