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Just Call Me Stupid
Just Call Me Stupid
Author: Tom Birdseye
ISBN-13: 9780140379549
ISBN-10: 0140379541
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 181
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Patrick, a fifth-grader living in Arizona with his divorced mother, can barely read. Scant progress is made during sessions with the school's impatient and inept reading teacher, and taunts from the class bully further undermine Patrick's self-esteem. Memories of studying with his now unheard-from father, a quick-tempered alcoholic, are another stumbling block: the man would call his son stupid and once locked him in a closet as punishment. Then the arrival of Celina, a bright, friendly new neighbor and classmate, instills some much-needed confidence in the beleaguered fellow, as do the efforts of his good-hearted teacher, Mrs. Romero, and the boy's belief in his mother's unwavering love.