Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Left Out by Tim Green

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by Tim Green
HarperCollins (Sep. 2016)
Sports fiction


All Landon Dorch has ever wanted is to be like everyone else. His deafness and the way he talks have been obstacles all his life. But now he finally sees his chance to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage and join the school’s football team. But the same speech problems and the cochlear implants that help him hear continue to haunt him. 
Just when it looks like Landon will be left out of football for good, an unlikely friend comes along. But in the end only Landon can fight his way off the bench and through a crowded field of bullies bent on seeing him forever left out.

Who Should Read It:

Great for 5th-8th graders...and here's the curriculum guide.

What Else You Should Read:


Ms. Yingling said...

I ordered this one but haven't read it yet. I love Green and Lupica, but they have been writing such super sad books that I might stop automatically ordering their stuff.

Greg Pattridge said...

Welcome to MMGM and thanks for this review of Tim Green's recent release. Sports books are tough to keep themes fresh, but Green always pulls off another intriguing plot.

Patricia T. said...

Welcome to MMGM! Glad to see a new Tim Green book with a character with a hearing impairment -- especially with a cochlear implant. Right up my alley. Kids can be so cruel. This sounds like a great read.

Joanne Roberts said...

Thanks for the review, and the link for teachers. I find it so helpful to have this all in one place.

Max @ Completely Full Bookshelf said...

This book sounds very unique, and I think I might buy it. Welcome to MMGM!

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