The Worst Speller in Jr. High by Caroline Janover

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Starting out in the seventh grade, Katie Kelso finds herself trying to cope with her dyslexia and form a friendship with a very bright boy at school, while she and her family deal with her mother's cancer diagnosis.

About Caroline Janover

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Janover holds a master's degree in special education from both Boston University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is currently a Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant in the Ridgewood, New Jersey public school system. She has dyslexia.
Published January 1, 1995 by Free Spirit Pub. 202 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Janover (Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia), who is also dyslexic, ably entwines other story elements around Katie's ``learning difference'': Mrs. Kelso's breast cancer, Spud's racism, a first romance and academic integrity.

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