A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!&;Lester&;s first-person narrative is honest and pure.&; &;Kirkus (starred review)Perfect for fans of Fish in a Tree and Wonder, this uplifting debut novel from Mandy Davis follows space-obsessed Lester Musselbaum as he experiences the challenges of his first days of public school: making friends, facing bullies, finding his "thing," and accidentally learning of his autism-spectrum diagnosis.Lester&;s first days as a fifth grader at Quarry Elementary School are not even a little bit like he thought they would be&;the cafeteria is too loud for Lester's ears, there are too many kids, and then there's the bully.Lester was always home-schooled, and now he&;s shocked to be stuck in a school where everything just seems wrong. That's until he hears about the science fair, which goes really well for Lester! This is it. The moment where I find out for 100 percent sure that I won.But then things go a bit sideways, and Lester has to find his way back. A touching peek into the life of a sensitive autism-spectrum boy facing the everydayness of elementary school, Superstar testifies that what you can do isn&;t nearly as important as who you are.&;A lovely, heartfelt narrative about the things we&;ve lost, and the things we&;ve found again.&; &;Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor winner for The Wednesday Wars&;I LOVE LESTER.&; &;Linda Urban, author of Milo Speck, Accidental Agent and A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Book Details




Jun 20, 2017





Age Level

Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11