Fish in a Tree
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
"Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid."
This book is about a girl called Ally who has dyslexia, but thinks she is dumb, so she refuses to ask for help. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her disability by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. Ally's new teacher, Mr. Daniels, sees the bright, creative kid underneath, and helps her flower.
- Ages 9+
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- There's some name-calling and some schoolyard-variety violence: hitting and knocking or pushing someone down.