Mrs. Daijogo was an unforgettable kindergarten teacher – so unforgettable, that as an adult, Hannah went back to her old classroom, to watch her former teacher work. But watching her teacher with adult eyes, Hannah realized that Mrs. Daijogo was teaching her students more than how to read and write. She was teaching them to exist in a hostile world. And the teacher was speaking from experience.
Hannah Kingsley-Ma is a radio producer, writer, and bookseller living in her hometown of San Francisco.
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