By Lisa Graff
Lexile Level 720
Readers will relate to Francine and Kansas, two fourth grade students, who both find themselves deep into dares they don’t want to do but “have” to complete unless they want to lose the contest, and more importantly, the respect of their peers and their own self-respect. At least that’s what the characters think in the beginning of the book. But Graff masterfully takes readers on a Rube Goldberg ride that shows that self-respect has nothing to do what others think about you but rather centers around working toward goals, helping others, and taking time for good old-fashioned fun!
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.