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Choosing hope : the true story of the teacher who saved the lives of her children at Sandy Hook Elementary School / Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis with Robin Gaby Fisher
Bib ID 6969164
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Roig-DeBellis, Kaitlin, author
 
Description Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2015 
Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2015 
©2015 
256 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925266177
Summary

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a tiny bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments. Choosing Hope is many things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping first-hand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones - parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice.

Subjects Roig-DeBellis, Kaitlin.  |  School shootings -- United States.  |  Mental healing -- Biography.  |  Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newton, Conn., 2012.  |  Teachers -- United States -- Biography.  |  Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, Conn., 2012.  |  School shootings -- Connecticut -- Newtown.  |  Mental healing.  |  Psychic trauma.  |  Teachers -- Connecticut -- Newtown -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Fisher, Robin Gaby,, author

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