This Ruler

Like a prism in your hand, pick up the American school and turn it in the light. Take a look at Elysium Hills High School and a complex cast of characters caught in a pastoral fantasy. The classes have 30 or more students, the floors are not mopped and the heat is broken. The ambitious principal is meeting with an educational consultant as both are getting their respective careers ahead. Greed-driven publishing companies are making millions of dollars with ever rotating curricula and standardized tests. The kids are on a personal journey to emerge past xenophobia and a greater understanding of what it means to be good. The lessons are about parasites, invasive species, and monoliths immersed in a world of art. Native Americans and conquistadors race across a complex landscape. Oh, and a unicorn – of course. And like the conquistadors, the publishing companies have landed on the shores of American schools and are melting it down to fill the coffers of their greed.

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THIS RULER is poised to become the breakthrough coming of age novel about the American education system.

This Ruler is a novel that is a cutting exposé about the American education system written in a style that blends magical realism with philosophy with just a bit of satire. It exposes the greed and corruption of the publishing companies and ambition of the school administrators. The stories are immersed in art, natural history, conquistadors and monoliths. The students in the book are on their own journey to understand what it means to be an immigrant, and reconcile xenophobia and hatred.

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“Opens your eyes to new perspectives about parts of the American school system”
“Meaningful story-telling is expanded through an original type of elegant poetry and metaphor that instills a deeper meaning…”
“Profound historical references providing metaphors”