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Original painting by Esmeralda Piza
The Good Lessons:
A Teaching life with gangs, delinquents & troubled teens

The Good Lessons follows two schools, one in South Central Los Angeles and other on an Indian reservation in the Arizona desert as both decide to tackle a pervasive gang problem through radical schooling.

These are beautiful, harrowing stories of transformation as an urban and a tribal community decide to throw out convention and rethink what it means, and what it takes, to educate their most alienated and difficult children

Cover art by Peter Tovar (original pastel)

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