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Sahara Special

  Codell, Esme Raji


Publisher: Hyperion Books For Children
Number of Pages: 175
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Genres:

Realistic fiction
School story

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

There are two files on Sahara Jones. The one the school counselor keeps is evidence that she's a fifth grader who needs special education. The other is the book Sahara is secretly writing, her Heart-Wrenching Life Story and Amazing Adventures. When her mom insists that Sahara be taken out of special education and Sahara meets her new teacher, Miss Pointy, the next chapter of her book becomes the most exciting one ever. Miss Pointy is such a neat teacher. She reminds me of my favorite sixth grade teacher. Sahara is a great character and someone I would like to have as a friend.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 3/6/2004

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