Just Call Me Stupid by Tom Birdseye

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Terrified of failing and believing that he is stupid, a fifth grader who has never learned to read begins to believe in himself with the help of an outgoing new girl next door.

About Tom Birdseye

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Tom Birdseye grew up in North Carolina and Kentucky, an ardent fan of anything that smacked of sports, crawdads, mud balls, forts built in the woods, secret codes, bicycles without fenders, butter pecan ice cream, and snow. He was, however, decidedly uninterested in writing-or any academic aspect of school, for that matter-never imagining that at the age of thirty-five he would become a published author. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his wife, Debbie and two daughters, Kelsey and Amy.When not writing or in classrooms talking with children and teachers about the writing process, he enjoys skiing, rock and mountain climbing, ski mountaineering, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, running, playing the string bass, and reading.
Published July 15, 2014 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 107 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Though rather implausibly wise and empathetic, Mrs. Romero and Celina are likable, while the sabotaging of Patrick's real gifts by his long-held fears--and his difficult decision to pull his own metaphorical sword from its stone--are subtly portrayed.

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Patrick, a fifth-grader living in Arizona with his divorced mother, can barely read.

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