People from my class would hiss, "Hi Sahara Special" as they passed to go to the washroom, and don't think they meant special like a princess or a movie star or something sparkly like that."
From the beginning to the end, this book was a really great read. I liked Sahara Jones a lot and loved the essay she wrote in her journal on the meaning of her name. It was so moving. I also loved Miss Pointy. She's a fantastic teacher and motivated all the children to learn by telling lessons as stories and getting on their level to explain things in ways they would understand, think about, and take with them. I wish there were more teachers like Miss Pointy in the Public School systems. I can't wait to read Esme Raji Codell's next book,Vive la Paris