Uplifting novel that teaches empathy. Recommended for ages 10 and up!
“Everyone is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend the rest of its life thinking it’s stupid.” Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of One for the Murphys has done it again. This novel that will speak to anyone who has ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.
Ally's new 6th grade 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 is a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.