A memorable teacher
October 24, 2012 11:55 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for the name and author of a story I read in the early 1960s about a family of migrant workers in the US or Canada. They live in their truck. The young daughter is the central character.
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She hates having to change schools so frequently, and really wants to do well in school. One Saturday, her teacher comes to the family's camping spot and takes the girl for the day. She takes her into the city where, among other things, they go to an eye doctor who examines the child and gives her a pair of glasses. When they return to the girl's home the parents want to pay the teacher for the glasses. The teacher refuses to let them, and the girl promises that some day she will help out a needy child in a similar manner.