Byline: Emily Sachar; 1989-11-28; Newsday and New York Newsday; pages 4
"Mary as a proud girl, the sort who found it easier to be nasty than nice. In those early weeks of school, she had come late to class, scowled at me in the hall, and told the other students to call me 'Mrs. Sucker.' . . ."
Description:Chapter Two of Sachar's report on her year as an eighth grade math teacher in Flatbush, Brooklyn, for the New York City public school system.
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