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About the Book

A coming-of-age story about a boy who is used to flying under the radar, and the classroom of kids determined to help him stand out. This touching friendship tale is the perfect read for fans of Fish in a Tree and Song for a Whale.

Product Details

On sale: November 9, 2021
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 6-8
Page count: 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781101932940
Reading level: Lexile: 680L | Fountas/Pinnell: R

Author Bio

Jennifer Swender was a classroom teacher for many years before turning to writing full-time. Her debut middle-grade novel Solving for M won the 2020 Mathical Book Prize, the Georgia Children’s Book Award, and the William Allen White Children’s Book Award and was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and a finalist for the Land of Enchantment Book Award. Together with Paul DuBois Jacobs, she is also the author of many picture books and early chapter books. When she’s not writing, Jennifer develops curriculum materials for students and teachers. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.


"Compellingly conveys the experience of living with an invisible, stigmatized disability.” –Kirkus Reviews

"Hand this book to readers who have enjoyed Gary D. Schmidt’s Okay for Now or ­Jacqueline Woodson’s
Harbor Me." -School Library Journal

"This tale tugs heartstrings and brings a deeper understanding of differently abled students." -Booklist