The Year of Miss Agnes

November 1, 2020
The Year of Miss Agnes

A year they'll never forgetTen-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn't have much faiththat the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, theynever do. Most teachers who come to their one-room schoolhouse inremote, Alaska leave at the first smell of fish, claiming that lifethere is just too hard.But Miss Agnes is different — she doesn't get frustrated withher students, and she throws away old textbooks and reads RobinHood instead! For the first time, Fred and her classmates begin toenjoy their lessons and learn to read and write — but will MissAgnes be like all the rest and leave as quickly as she came?