Addy's Race

Addy's Race

Debby Waldman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699254

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Description

Addy has worn hearing aids for as long as she can remember. Her mother tells her this makes her special, but now that Addy's in grade six, she wants to be special for what she's done. When Addy joins the school running club to keep her best friend, Lucy, company, she discovers she is a gifted runner. Lucy isn't, which is problematic. Further troubles surface when Addy gets paired on a school project with Sierra, a smart, self-assured new classmate who wears a cochlear implant. Addy is surprised to discover hearing loss is all they have in commonand a shared disability is not enough of a foundation for a friendship. True friends support each other, even if they have different passions and dreams. More importantly, Addy comes to understand that she is defined by more than her hearing loss. She has the power to choose how people will see her, and she does.

Reading Level
Lexile
620L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
4.0
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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