I purchased Ms. Lewis’s book for my entire teacher education department. We used it as a common read for our professional development in order to broaden our understanding of parents and their children. We shared our own stories about students we taught (our apples) and how we interacted with
their parents (our trees). Our authentic stories paired with Ms. Lewis’s candor and humor gave us a foundation for case studies and activities for our teacher education students. We found the book to be enlightening, engaging, entertaining, but most of all educative.
Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Southwest Minnesota State University