The Power of a Plant

Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools

by Stephen Ritz with Suzie Boss

This real-life tale from the South Bronx shares the story of Stephen Ritz, an award-winning teacher who believes that children should not have to leave their neighborhood to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Greening his classroom—and losing 100 pounds by following his own healthy eating lessons—is just the start. By powering up the Green Bronx Machine, he inspires communities around the world to learn from his Bronx-tested model for school innovation and student success. Along with the hardcover edition, a new audiobook stars Stephen himself as narrator.