What an amazing and powerful message! Minnie had me cheering for her early on, and her actions only continued to impress and inspire me. It is not easy for middle school students to stand up for what they believe—especially if they are new to their school—but from the first chapter, Minnie showed that she had backbone, and she only needed a little bit of encouragement for her courage to fully develop. Miss Marks was everything that all teachers wish they could be: someone who fosters critical thinking and inquiry based learning in the face of standardized tests that do anything but. Her triumph gives me hope.
Highly recommended for students in gr. 5-8.
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