New Books, The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas, Demonstrates That Any Child Can Learn

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The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas is more than a fictional children’s tale – it’s a lesson in never giving up the will to learn and grow.


Greensboro, NC, US., March 31, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - All too often, teachers and students find themselves overwhelmed and discouraged by our current educational model of high-stakes testing. The newly released juvenile fiction, The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas, published by Outskirts Press, teaches that every child is capable of learning.

In The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas the namesake, the Unlucky Teacher, finds herself living in the village of All-We-Do-Is-Test. The Unlucky Teacher is demeaned by some and pitied by others who do not understand that her koalas represent students with challenges in America’s public schools: Some are poor and hungry, others have learning disabilities or physical impairments, and some have been taught not to believe in themselves. Refusing to be deterred by the judgments and humiliating comments of fellow villagers, the teacher leads her koalas to a triumphant victory that defies community expectations.

Warm-hearted and inspiring, The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas illuminates the importance of having teachers who truly believe that all students can achieve high standards of academic success. The educational book is a must-read for any educator who believes all children have the ability to learn and to be successful.

The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas is available online in paperback through Outskirts Press at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore. The book is sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more. The book is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the education and juvenile fiction categories.

ISBN: 978-0-578-13293-8                        Format: 5.5 x 8.5 color paperback                       Retail: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-578-13294-5                        Format: 5.5 x 8.5 color casebound glossy                        Retail: $22.95

Genre: Education/Juvenile Fiction

For more information about The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas, visit the book page at the author’s webpage, www.OutskirtsPress.com/theunluckyteacher.

About the Author: Nina Johnson is a passionate educator who started her teaching career as a high school English teacher in 2001. As a former English teacher and literacy coach at the historic James Benson Dudley High School located in Greensboro, North Carolina, she cultivated a love for enhancing students’ lives by tapping into their natural ability to learn. She affected the lives of educators and students through her work as a middle and high school academic literacy coach for the Enrichment Region, and is currently having an even greater impact as the academic coach for the Southeastern Region of Guilford County Schools. Johnson earned her AA in general studies from Patrick Henry Community College; her BA in English from Longwood College; and her MS in rehabilitation counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. For more information about Nina Johnson or her book, contact the author at unluckyteacher.koalas@yahoo.com.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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