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Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade-again. Although she won't be "Sahara Special" anymore (special needs, that is), she doesn't expect this year to be any better than last year. Fifth grade is going to be different, though, because Sahara's class is getting a new teacher: Miss Pointy. From her eggplant-colored lipstick to the strange subjects she teaches, like "Puzzling" and "Time Travel," she is like no other teacher Sahara has ever known. With Miss Pointy's help, Sahara just might find a way to redefine special for herself. The latest chapter in her book unfolds when her mother insists that she be taken out of special Ed. So Sahara is facing fifth grade in the regular classroom, again. But why even try to do the work, Sahara wonders, if everything just winds up in the counselor's file? Enter Miss Pointy, the new fifth-grade teacher. With her eggplant-colored lipstick, and strange subjects such as "Puzzling" and "Time Travel," she's like no other teacher Sahara has ever known. Through Miss Pointy's unusual teaching, storytelling, and quiet support, Sahara finds the courage to overcome her fears and prove which file shows her true self.

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The winner of the International Children's Book Award, this novel tells the funny and touching tale of classroom redemption. Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade--again. Although she won't be "Sahara Special" (special needs, that is) anymore, she soon learns to find a way to redefine special for herself.

About the Author

Esm Raji Codell is the author of Hanukkah, Shmanukkah!, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, Diary of a Fairy Godmother, with illustrations by Drazen Kozjan; a memoir for young readers, Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade, and the IRA Children's Book Award winner, Sahara Special. Her first book was the memoir Educating Esm : Diary of a Teacher's First Year, and her most recent book for adults is How To Get Your Child to Love Reading. She has worked as a children's bookseller, teacher, and school librarian, and now runs the popular children's literature Web site www.planetesme.com, and literary salon, The Planet Esm Bookroom. Esm lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

Me and Darrell Sikes — My true ambition — At the library — New things all the time — We got her — Lion's lesson — George gets busted — Way things are built — Miss Pointy gets me where I live — Orphans — Why teachers get apples — Name-calling — Autobiographia literaria.

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jaimie322, December 19, 2006 (view all comments by jaimie322)
this is a great book and really nice and sweet. you should read it, you will love it to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786816118
Author:
Codell, Esme Raji
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Author:
Codell, Esme Raji
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self-Esteem
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Readers - Intermediate
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
10194
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.19 in 4.64 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , The winner of the International Children's Book Award, this novel tells the funny and touching tale of classroom redemption. Sahara Jones is going into fifth grade--again. Although she won't be "Sahara Special" (special needs, that is) anymore, she soon learns to find a way to redefine special for herself.
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