I wrote this book for students in grades 4-6.
Seventh-grader Jake Greer hates having a learning disability. He also hates his special education class, and he especially hates Ms. Wishner, a teacher who humiliates and mocks him for “being special.” Fortunately, Jake has a great pitching arm and two best friends who help him through the awkward classroom moments: Coco is beautiful and level-headed; Patrick is smart and loyal. It isn’t until a mean prank on Ms. Wishner goes wrong that Jake learns how to make the best of his talents and accepts that he really is special.
It turns out that my adult readers are identifying with Jake’s story. Many of us had undiagnosed learning issues in school and/or a mean teacher. Jake’s nemesis was Ms. Wishner. Who was yours?