4 Kids in 5E & 1 Crazy Year by Virginia F. Schwartz

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So what's up this year at PS 1? The first day of school, twenty-two fifth graders are sent to small, stuffy room 5E with a teacher named Ms. Hill. Little do they know that Gio the clown, Destiny the chatterbox, Willie the daydreamer, and Maximo the sullen boy are going to see some big changes this year, and Ms. Hill is going to find all kinds of sneaky ways to get her students to talk and write about them. Told in four voices, this heartfelt and sometimes hilarious story chronicles, the ups and downs as a unique group of city children learn to cope with their complicated lives.
 

About Virginia F. Schwartz

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Virginia Frances Schwartz is an award-winning historical novelist. Her book "Send One Angel Down" was honored as a ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an IRA Notable book, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, and was praised as "profoundly moving" by "Booklist". Born in Ontario, Canada, she now lives in New York.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by Scholastic. 265 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A stimulating class environment that will change their lives is the last thing the four put-upon narrators in 5E expect when they are reassigned, along with a group of their culturally diverse fifth-grade classmates, to a more intimate class with a new teacher, Miss Hill.

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Brooding Max, deeply missing his father (whom his abused mother left), takes refuge in reading.

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