If there is one novel or series that inspires and influences me to be a better teacher and a woman, it is this.
The whole series of Anne of Green Gables centers on Anne, an imaginative, red-haired orphan turned teacher turned mother. It focuses on Anne’s challenges in life and her optimistic wit to overcome them.
This novel isn’t the regular tear-jerking piece of literature that usually highlights the moving actions, works, and advices of teachers. Nor does it portray the heroism or martyrdom of women. Anne of Green Gables showcases the value of being a teacher and a woman through all the subtle realities of everyday experiences. It doesn’t deliberately tell the lessons from challenges; to convey its morals, it uses its very powerful tool, Anne herself.
In Anne can women of the globe see themselves as a child, as a schoolgirl, as a friend, as a lover, a teacher, an artist, a woman.
“God in heaven, all is well in the world.”