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Sahara Special Paperback – September 1, 2004
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This is about a girl going through a rather awkward time. Though she is brilliant, her behavior and ability in school put her into a resource program that earns an sadly unfortunate nickname.
It's about her world and her relationship with the people around her. As a teacher, I am reminded of how students think and that they are still children that have thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
The writing is sassy and brilliant, and the story is subtle and touching.
From her teacher Miss Pointy (who, despite her name, helps smooth the sharp edges of school life), Sahara learns to listen to her own mind and heart and, most touchingly, to take comfort from it.
Younger readers who live in crowded inner city neighborhoods will recognize and appreciate Esme Codell's descriptions of city and classroom life and relationships with family, friends, and teachers. Once read, older readers will want to read this book to younger ones so they can hear Sahara's special voice again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. All students should have to read this to teach about diversity and differences in the classroom.Published 5 months ago by Michelle Webster
Bought this for a class I needed for college; not only was it a good read, I will be using it for my own classroom.Published 7 months ago by SilverEclectic1
I think this book was a great example on how you have to just move on and deal with what is coming to you in life. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cas52
Had to read for a teaching class. Typical, semi-interesting simplistic take of adolescent woe and self-discovery.Published 19 months ago by X
Great book! Both serious and funny. Brings up important issues in education, and special education, and makes the reader laugh at the same time.Published 22 months ago by Joanne S. Fishman
Interesting writing, delightful characters, full of humor and life's lessons, "Sahara Special" is a fun read for a young person of any age.Published on February 20, 2014 by Dana Gartner
Bought the book for my 5th grader summer reading project. She enjoyed it. Could have done without the curse words in the book but she loved the storyPublished on September 5, 2013 by MF
This book was required for my Children's Lit. class. I love, love this book! I now want to read everything this author has ever read! Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Mel P