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The Wild Book by Margarita Engle
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The Wild Book is the story of Newberry Honor-winning author, Margarita Engle's Cuban grandmother's struggle with dyslexia. Engle relates her grandmother's story in verse. From stories she was told as a child, Engle presents a fictional account of what it must have been like for her grandmother, Fefa, to grapple with dyslexia. Engle explains how Fefa is distressed and ashamed of her inabilities to read and write until her mother presents her with a blank book and encourages her to learn to create words and watch those words grow and become phrases. A poetically beautiful tale that offers a message of hope to any child struggling with dyslexia.


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