Nerd No More by Kristine L. Franklin

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Wiggie has a great desire to be a member of the popular crowd of sixth graders in his school and works hard to enter their gang, but when they lure him into trouble, Wiggie realizes that being himself is more rewarding than being popular.
 

About Kristine L. Franklin

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Kristine L. Franklin is the author of several novels for young readers, including ECLIPSE, NERD NO MORE, DOVE SONG, and the best-selling LONE WOLF, a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year. She says, "Cuss is a fictional boy who originated in stories my father told me about growing up in Roslyn. In doing research for this book, I discovered my own roots, and learned how much it cost my grandparents to settle here so their children and grandchildren could have what they themselves had never known - full bellies, education, and above all, the freedom to dream.
 
Published September 2, 1996 by Candlewick. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All the kids in Wiggie's sixth grade harass him and call him ""Bowel Boy"" (his mother uses the word ""bowels"" in a TV lecture on parasites), and the teacher never says a word.

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