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Last year Todd was the smartest kid in Special Needs; this year, he was promoted to the regular fifth-grade class, where they call him “Retardo” and “Braindead.” He’s really trying to keep up, but he’s in danger of being sent back to Needs. Then a history project about the pygmy Ota Benga inspires Todd to use his secret strength–imagination.

Being promoted also meant Todd h...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by Wendy Lamb Books
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Todd moves from special needs to a regular classroom in 5th grade, and finds the transition challenging on academic and social levels. He has his parent's support, and realizes how good a friend Eva is. It seemed authentic... had a lot of warmth towards family, sensitivity to being different.
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Graham McNamee. Male. Caucasian. 5'10". Brown hair. Brown eyes. Do not approach. Extremely shy.

Author of: HATE YOU, NOTHING WRONG WITH A THREE-LEGGED DOG, SPARKS, and ACCELERATION. HATE YOU was an ALA Best Book for young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick, won the Austrian Children's Book Award, and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. SPARKS won the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellows...more
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