Thank you, Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco
Trisha loves stories, and she can’t wait until she’s able to read. But school is a struggle for her—the squiggly lines on the page make no sense, and she quickly falls behind her classmates. She begins to believe the bullies who call her “slow” and “stupid” when a teacher named Mr. Falker helps her discover a new way to look at words. An ode to her real-life teacher, author Patricia Polacco tells a powerful story of overcoming dyslexia and discovering one’s true gifts.
GRADES K – 8
THEMES dyslexia, bullying, family, mentors
EVENTS National Children’s Book Week