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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J MCG 2021 (Text) 0002205482421 Juvenile Fiction Reshelving -

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Summary, etc.:
"Maple Mehta-Cohen has been keeping a secret: she can't read all that well. She has an impressive vocabulary and loves dictating stories into her recorder--especially the adventures of a daring sleuth who's half Indian and half Jewish like Maple herself--but words on the page just don't seem to make sense to her. Despite all Maple's clever tricks to hide her troubles with reading, her teacher is on to her, and now Maple has to repeat fifth grade. Maple is devastated--what will her friends think? Will they forget about her? She uses her storytelling skills to convince her classmates that she's staying back as a special teacher's assistant (because of budget cuts, you know). But as Maple navigates the loss of old friendships, the possibility of new ones, and facing her reading challenges head-on, her deception becomes harder to keep up. Can Maple begin to recognize her own strengths, and to love herself--and her brain--just the way she is? Readers who have faced their own trials with school and friendships will enjoy this heartwarming story and its bright, creative heroine. Maple is in fifth grade--again. Now everyone will find out she struggles with reading--or will they? An engaging read for anyone who has ever felt different."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12.
Grades 4-7.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 7 512794.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Dyslexia > Juvenile fiction.
Reading disability > Juvenile fiction.
Grade repetition > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Girls > Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: School fiction.

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