The New Sun
Rafe Esquith, author of Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up,
Muddled-up, Shook-up World, has taught at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for twenty-four years.
He is the only teacher to have been awarded the president's National Medal of the Arts. His many other honors
and awards include the American Teacher Award, Parents magazine's As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey's
Use Your Life Award, and People magazine's Heroes Among Us Award. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife,