Making the Grade
“I got a hundred,” Leah bragged, “how about you?”
“I’d r-r-rather not s-s-s-say,” Shiffy stammered. She felt her cheeks grow warm.
“Come on, what’s the big secret?” Leah snatched Shiffy’s quiz. She sneered at the red marks all across the page.
“I can’t believe you only knew four words!” she said. “But I’m not really that surprised!”
Fourth grader Shiffy Perlman is having a rough time. It’s bad enough that school is so hard. No matter how much she studies, she can’t figure out the right answers in class or on tests. Even worse, popular Leah and her gang enjoy making mean comments every chance they get. What can Shiffy do to stop them?
Readers will root for Shiffy as she strives to make the grade and discovers some insightful surprises along the way.