The Wheels on the Bus are Square is an astounding recollection of events of a teacher who cares about her amazing students and endorses their individuality. The memoir is packed with unusual yet humorous occurrences, involving an egg-laying chicken, resident cockroaches, six-year-old childhood loose teeth, bathroom emergencies, attempted suicide, and even a boiler explosion. In her book, Grahm offers insights into the real world of inner-city public school teaching, and the threat posed by school administration’s incompetence.
Marked as an essential read for generating enriched discussions on student psychology, school administration and pedagogy, the author insists this book is worthy of becoming a critical part of college and university curricula. At times fun, at other times pensive, this book is bound to open the reader’s eyes when it’s not tickling their belly.