Friday, September 11, 2015

The Junkyard Wonders

One fun thing about being back at school is being around people who really like children's books.  My colleague lent me The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco to read.  Like many other of Polacco's books, this story is based on an experience from her own life.  Trisha has moved to a new school and is put in a class called the Junkyard.  The class is filled with children who have a difficult time learning.  At first, Trisha is disappointed because the other children in school are not kind to her or her classmates.  Mrs. Peterson works at making a difference in the lives of her students, and they learn and grow together.  This book would be best for older elementary classes.  It would also make a great read for anyone who works at a school.   

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