A Boy Called Bat
by Elana K. Arnold; Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2018-03-13
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises--some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet. "This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat's experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents.
by R. J. Palacio
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates.
Fish in a Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her--and to everyone--than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.
Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
Publication Date: 2017
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2015
by Raina Telgemeier
Publication Date: 2010
Boys Don't Knit
by T. S. Easton
Publication Date: 2015
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