At a glance:
- Author: E. R. Braithwaite
- First Published: 1959
- Time of Work: 19461947
- Setting: Greenslade Secondary School, the East End of London
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: Racism, Blacks, Autobiography, Education or educators, Schools or school life, England or English people, Working class, London, Students or student life
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
Form and Content
In To Sir, with Love, E. R. Braithwaite tells the story of his first year of teaching at a rough school in a working-class neighborhood of London’s East End. The book’s title derives from the inscription on the end-of-school gift that the students presented to Braithwaite at their graduation dance. Reconstructed conversations constitute at least one-third of the text; the balance of the book consists of narrative and interior monologue.
The first chapter opens with Braithwaite on his way to interview for a teaching position at Greenslade...
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