Listening to Students Keeps Teacher Real: Keeping It Real - A Teacher's Stories From Outskirts Press

Pingree Grove, IL (PressExposure) June 11, 2014 -- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Keeping it Real - A Teacher's Stories by Nati Mecca Urbina. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the social aspects of education philosophy category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

"You don't know teenagers until you listen to them," says author Urbina. She is a Christian and a Puerto Rican woman, working in the Chicago School system since 1968, who has met thousands of students who have changed the way she teaches because of the way her students have affected her.

Keeping It Real - A Teacher's Stories contains over sixty different stories that highlight students from three inner city High Schools in Chicago. The stories reflect the young Hispanic youth of the 1970's to the 1990's. These students were struggling to survive the Chicago streets within the educational system offered them at that time.

Urbina writes about the young gang kids, and the alternatives they have chosen, to change their lives, and she writes about students caught in the middle of High School life, with little alternatives for success. She portrays these students' strengths, fears and growth from her own experience.

"My students will always be keeping it real," she writes, "as they develop into adult parents and community leaders."

213 pages in length, Keeping It Real - A Teacher's Stories is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the social aspects of education philosophy category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Keeping It - Real A Teacher's Stories meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, Keeping It Real - A Teacher's Stories can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781478734598

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Educator, community advocate, choreographer, and musical theater coordinator, Urbina has spent over forty years in the teaching profession, with many stories to tell. Her inner city upbringing and Puerto Rican heritage have given her a unique style of teaching and she has been rewarded with outstanding, awarded results in my career.

"I have found myself duplicated in my students," she says, "and I teach as if every day might be the last time. I can sincerely give of myself to my inner city students, while keeping it real."

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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