Stop Don’t Read This has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Book Wasp said: I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade. This s. Leonora Rustamova was a passionate and popular teacher for more than ten years, and then she wrote a story that got her sacked. Leonora Rustamova wrote a book for six teenagers. The students were at risk of being excluded but Leonora managed to keep them in school until after they.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 15, Rayen Khaldi rated it it was amazing. It hit the UK news and tongues were waggling. Maddie rated it liked it May 19, Stargazer rated it liked it Rustamovs 29, Sheridan Wainwright rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Show 25 25 50 All.

Leonora Rustamova

I still feel as though I am in some kind of dual keonora she told the Observer. I was reminded of the movie Stand And Deliver, a dramatisation of the true story of how dedicated high school maths teacher Jaime Escalante challanged serial student failures at a Los Angeles school to learn mathematical calculus to college level.

Don’t Read This was freely available as a download. Cherise Stone rated it liked it Mar 19, It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova is a passionate teacher and boko her class of so-called unteachables. Return to Book Page. It was that availability that led Ball to call an unsuspecting Rustamova into his office in Januaryformally suspend her and have her escorted from the building.


Leonora Rustamova: I taught my pupils to enjoy books – and got fired

Paperbackpages. Don’t Read This contains the story she wrote featuring her students and her own commentary. Neely rated it bokk was amazing Sep 21, Rustamova’s husband, Denis, had used a publishing website to have the book electronically formatted and for several months Stop! Rustamova, a mother-of-one, still has to go before the General Teaching Council, a prospect she finds frightening.

Leonora Rustamova Books – Biography and List of Works – Author of ‘Stop Don’t Read This’

They suggested I write a story about them. Want to Read saving…. It used the boys’ real first names and their nickname “the commie boys”. Amy rated it it was amazing Nov 02, This woman deserves a medal and not the agony of how she was treated.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The school’s headteacher, Stephen Ball, who had at first described the project as a “triumph”, wrote her a note after reading the first four chapters that stated: I wrote a paragraph about each of them, without physical descriptions, my perception of them under the surface.

To this day it amazes me, I was getting little notes and even a squashed piece of child’s birthday cake arrived one day. Topics Teaching The Observer. Leonora Rustamova, affectionately known by her students as Ms Rusty, is a former teacher who was sacked for writing a controversial story featuring reluctant readers from her ‘unteachable’ class. I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade.


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I was just dazed,” she said. Books by Leonora Rustamova. The families of the five boys, who had since left the school, all backed her. AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, But all I see is five leonpra young people who learned from their experiences, who have given their consent to that book being properly published and who are proud of what they achieved.

Dec 18, Pace Lockwood-davis rated it really liked it.

Leonora Rustamova was sacked for writing a story for five disaffected teenagers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hfifjfbdnnfn rated it it was ok Dec 12, Let me know if I can help.

In all the time I had been at the school no teacher had been suspended. We were all struggling to find a way of getting through to them and most of the time they were getting excluded.

They come to book signings and talk about their experiences. Michael rated it it was amazing Jul 26,