The only thing Ida has ever wanted was to become a teacher. And she is so close, until her school is closed down. If she is not able to fnish her year, she will not be able to take her exit exams, and without passing her final test, she will not be able to attend the high school, and she may never be able to realize her dreams. So, sneaking into the windows each day, she teaches the eight students in order to finish the year. Set in 1925, this book is an amazing read. Enjoyed witnessing Ida battle the thoughts that kids didn't need school, they needed to be helping on the farm, and that girls shouldn't ever be in high school anyway.