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Focused - by Alyson Gerber (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Author: Alyson Gerber

Language: English

Street Date: January 5, 2021
TCIN: 79785597
UPC: 9781338185980
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-8648
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Praise for Focused:


Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2019


Today Show Best Kids' Books of 2019
A Mighty Girl's 2019 Books of the Year
Austin Public Library's Best Middle Grade Fiction of 2019
The Children's Book Review Best Kids Books from 2019, So Far
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominee
Oklahoma Library Association's Book Award Nominee
Michigan Library Association's Book Award Nominee

A story full of charm, compassion, and empathy. -- TODAY

* An accurate and compassionate picture of growing up with ADHD is the icing on the cake of this well-told novel. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* Author Gerber, who has ADHD herself, is able to compassionately and realistically convey the experience in this sweetly appealing story. -- Booklist, starred review

* This book includes middle school family drama, a little romance, and could be used for growth mindset lessons about being assertive and an effective communicator, identifying what individuals need to succeed, and learning to become a self-advocate. -- School Library Connection, Highly Recommended

Gerber handles this very detailed and informative look at a mind under the influence of ADHD with remarkable grace and clarity, highlighting both the difficulties and the lesser-known advantages. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Readers with and without ADHD will relate to Clea's struggles. -- School Library Journal



Praise for Braced:


* The author doesn't diminish Rachel's difficulties, but at heart her story is uplifting . . . Comparisons to Judy Blume's Deenie might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



* A masterfully constructed and highly empathetic debut about a different kind of acceptance. -- Booklist, starred review



Rachel's story is about more than straightening a spine; it's about expanding the human heart. Braced earns its place on the shelf with other titles promoting empathy and compassion. -- Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hattie Big Sky and Audacity Jones Steals the Show



Alyson Gerber's Braced is a rare gem of a novel: intimate and engrossing at once. Rachel is the best kind of character -- vibrant and brave, struggling and strong, and most of all impossible not to root for and relate to. A lovely and deep book that will get readers right in the heart. -- Corey Ann Haydu, author of Rules for Stealing Stars



Braced is an honest, inspirational story about perseverance in the face of adversity. Readers will come away wishing they could be best friends with Rachel and believing that they, too, are stronger than they ever expected. -- Alison Cherry, author of The Classy Crooks Club



Rachel gives us an inspiring look into coping with the challenge of bracing that many of us have trouble putting into words. Join Rachel as she discovers her voice in her brace! This book is an important read for all Curvy Girls and anyone who loves and supports one! -- Leah Stoltz, founder and president, Curvy Girls Foundation

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