It’s hard to get kids to relate to books that have been on the curriculum for nearly 30 years. But middle school teacher, Mick Carlon is not fazed. He grew up listening to all the blues and jazz greats. The music that these characters would have been listening to. So it makes sense then to bring his love of music into the classroom and help the students relate.
This piece was produced in conjunction with WCAI and the Transom Story Workshop. And it was aired on WCAI in 2016.
Listen to the piece here: