A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Patricia Polacco
Year Reviewed:: 2011
Review: This celebration of teaching and learning is centered around a group of challenged learners assigned to Mrs. Peterson. She begins the new year with the definition of genius. Throughout the year, she is able to evoke most amazing results from these outcast students. This story is based upon the author's own experience and is a testament to diversity.