|Author and Illustrator: Patricia Polacco|
This is a true story of Patricia Polacco, the author. As a teacher, this is the type of impact I hope I can have on even one of my students. I think this book helps express what all teachers want for their students, especially the struggling readers. I want to find a way to help my students and make sure they are readers throughout their lives.
This book could teach students about compassion. The pictures show the pain Trisha felt from not being able to read and from being teased by her classmates. You can feel her struggling and suffer with her. Struggling readers, just like the teachers of struggling readers, might also be inspired by this book. Realizing that a student who really couldn't read until 5th grade is now a famous author and illustrator is inspiring!
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Visit Mrs. Polacco's Facebook page.
Listen to Jane Kaczmarek read the book.