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In Britain it was if you're black you might as well die, in India ...more
Unlike a a couple of romances I read more sticks with me from this book. The scenes of the teacher confronting the (at first) rowdy "youths" he is attempting to teach and the frankly lewd actions of some of them ...more
The book is well worth reading for a couple reasons. For one thing, it’s more realistic than the movie. As is usual in movies, story-line was sacrificed to intensify drama. In the book you have narration, background, and real characters including development. It’s less gripping perhaps, but infinitely preferable.
This book was a very interesting read. It tells the story of Braithwaite, a middle-aged black man, when he gets a job as a teacher in an all-white school in England which is, more or less, not very reputable. The book shows the ever-present prejudice against colored people in the 40's/50's and how difficult it was for them to fit into a racist society, although most of the time it's not openly so. Since racism against black people is very different in England than it is in the United ...more
This book is a piece of nonfiction narrated by Braithwaite about his experience of teaching teenagers. Braithwaite, black in color gets a job in a school after many refusals because of his skin color. Though the other staff members accepted him, the students were hateful towards him and the story shows how Braithwaite changed this hate to love.
This is a very special book for me as it reminds me of a teacher I have. Those so many things she taught us, apart from a ...more
The women carried large heavy shopping bags, and in the ripe mixture of odours which accompanied them, th...more
This is a well known and inspiring account of a West Indian young man who comes to England following WW2 to work as a teacher. He had tried to get other work but no one would employ him due to his colour. He gets a job in a forward thinking but struggling East End secondary school where the kids are violent and lacking ambition. He gradually earns their respect ...more
More than imparting knowledge on the subject matter, Mr Braithwaite becomes the guiding light for imparting moral conduct and judgement, which becomes more pivotal in the overall growth of a student. Every school ...more
To Sir, With Love, is an autobiographical work by E.R. Braithwaite in which he describes his personal experience as a teacher.
After facing several rejections on the basis of his skin colour, Mr. Braithwaite finally got a job at Greenslade School, a secondary school in the east end of London. That was a slum area and so the students belonged to the school were not ordinary school-going-children. They were different, untidy, noisy, aggressive grown- ...more
This book reminded me of my days as a teacher in a school in the Middle East where people are generally branded as arrogant and bossy. But I realized that when you get to know those people and their ...more
This book is a case in point. Even considering the writing style at the time of publication, I found Braithwaite's prose to be pompous and self-congratulatory in the extreme. He was teaching final yea ...more
Ricky Braithwaite is a young, black man trying to make a living in Britain. It's the 60's and prejudice is behind the British Empire. Ha! Not so much.
When he can't find a job in his field he tries for a teaching position at a progres ...more
braithwaite was such a flawed character -- sharply classist, espousing horribly aged mores, sexist, vain, verbally abusive -- that it was difficult to find his tale as sweet and uplifting as he'd meant it to be. when he railed at his female pupils for being sluts and humble bragged about his good looks, intelligence, and astounding teaching ability, i stopped rooting for him.
before reading it, i'd thought of this book by reputation as a tough-lov ...more
Originally written in 1959 and set in the post WWII tough East End of London, To Sir, With Love is a nonfiction account of a well-educated 28 year old man from Guyana who stumbles upon his teaching career by accident when he cannot find another job due to his skin color. Braithwaite accepts the teaching pos ...more
I grabbed it.
It is a story about the experience Braithwaite had as a teacher - an authobio ...more
By E. R. Braithwaite. Grade A
I had never heard of this book until I read an excerpt from it last year. The excerpt was half a chapter of the book which was in our Functional English syllabus for the second terminal exams in Eleventh Standard. I found the excerpt very, very intriguing and that day I decided that I am going to read this book for sure.
The modern classic about a dedicated teacher in a tough London school who slowly and painfully breaks down the barriers of racial prejudice. It is th ...more
I decided to read this book because my mum suggested it to me and she said it was really good. She was right, i absolutely enjoyed every minute of this fantastic story.
This book fits into the category 'A book with themes related to those we've studied in class i ...more
The story is set in the East End of London and it is based on real events concerned with Braithwaite taking up a teaching post in a school there. Though the main problem is no longer an i ...more
An alumnus of Queens College, Braithwaite excelled at City University of New York, after which he served in the RAF during WWII as a fighter pilot (1941-45) and then went on to receive an advanced degree in Physics from Camb ...more