Tricia struggles in elementary school because she has difficulty learning to read. Her classmates call her dumb, despite her many talents. Finally, ...Show synopsisTricia struggles in elementary school because she has difficulty learning to read. Her classmates call her dumb, despite her many talents. Finally, in fifth grade, she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes her problem and helps her succeed. Although dyslexia is never mentioned in the book, this story will provide great reassurance to children who struggle to overcome learning disabilities.Hide synopsis
Ms. Polacco has taken her own experiences as a learning challenged student and, with the help of fine illustration, shown the frustration, anger, and loneliness of students with learning disabilities. Best of all hope is shown. This is a great beginning-of-school book to share with children and adults of all ages.
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