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213 Valentines

by Barbara Cohen, Wil Clay (Illustrator)

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Wade has trouble adjusting when he is transferred to a special fourth grade class for the gifted and talented, so he plans to send himself 213 valentines signed by celebrities.
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Once I got past the beginning and realized that Wade's 'ghetto' persona was a self-defense mechanism and not Cohen being ignorant, I really enjoyed watching him learn about himself and his classmates, and I laughed at the little jams he got himself into. More subtle than [b:Molly's Pilgrim|1683140|Molly's Pilgrim|Barbara Cohen|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1266866042s/1683140.jpg|1679740] but the same theme of adjustment to a new culture in a school setting. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Cute story about a boy that is attending moved to a school for gifted children. He feels uncomfortable b/c he is African American in a primarily white classroom. It is Valentine's Day and he does not feel he will receive many Valentine's since he is new and does not feel he has any real friends. ( )
  rmv68 | Feb 3, 2010 |
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Wade has trouble adjusting when he is transferred to a special fourth grade class for the gifted and talented, so he plans to send himself 213 valentines signed by celebrities.

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