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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Esme Raji Codell Narrator: Phylicia Rashad Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There are two files on Sahara Jones. The one the school counselor keeps is evidence that she is a fifth grader who needs special education. The other is the book Sahara is secretly writing, her Heart-Wrenching Life Story and Amazing Adventures.

The latest chapter in her book unfolds when her mother insists that she be taken out of special ed. So Sahara is facing fifth grade in the regular classroom, again. But why even try to do work, Sahara wonders, if everything she does just winds up in the counselor's file?

Enter Miss Pointy, the new fifth-grade teacher. With her eggplant-colored lipstick and strange subjects, such as Puzzling and Time Travel, she's like no other teacher Sahara has ever known. When she passes out writing journals to the class, Sahara begins to have fresh hope for the school year. Through Miss Pointy's unusual teaching, storytelling and quiet support, Sahara finds the courage to overcome her fears and prove which file shows her true self.

Laugh-out-loud dialogue and unforgettable characters distinguish Esme Raji Codell's debut novel about a troubled but talented student, and the inspiring teacher whose belief in her changes her life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karla | 2/13/2014

    " great for educators. poetic and heartfelt writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Connie | 2/7/2014

    " I liked the protagonist and the book's message. The book made me wish for more teachers like the one in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maria | 2/3/2014

    " I lOVED this book! Even though this book is a fictional story, the author takes it from her personal life teaching in a Chicago school. I wouldn't homeschool if all of the teachers were like this. So many students feel terrible like Sahara that they don't amount to much because they are in special ed. But in reality, some hide their talents and gifts because we don't incorporate Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Luci | 1/31/2014

    " This book is about a little girl named Sahara Jones. Sahara is special needs, but her mom thinks that she should be taught and treated like a normal 5th grade little girl. Sahara was taken out of special ed and put in a normal class. Her 5th grade teacher was like no other with green and purple hair and pink hightops. She gives out magical rainbow stickers to award her students for good work and good behavior. Sahara struggles, will she make it through fith grade in a regular class? Read the book and find out what will happen next... "

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