Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You Author:Barthe DeClements Helen, the class clown, is an ace in both math and baseball, but there is one area of study that 'Bad Helen' is truly bad at--reading. With her poor grades, Helen realizes that she may be stuck in sixth grade forever. Luckily, with the help of a sympathetic teacher, Helen decides to enter a special education class, even if it means being teased ... more »by her classmates.« less
Every special ed. teacher (and regular ed. teacher) should read this! A sixth grade girl struggles with a learning disability while her mother refuses to support enrolling her in special education. The stigma of special ed. is clear, and the main character has humorous ways of coping with her dilemma.