The Junkyard Wonders
Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."
Disability and Health; Learning disability; dyslexia; child with dyslexia
mother, father, and grandmother
Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2011, Honor Book, Grades 2-3
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2013, Honor, Grades 3-5
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2010
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2010 Middle Reader
Apollo 11; the moon; special; genius; teacher appreciation; friendship; creativity
Polacco, Patricia, "The Junkyard Wonders" (2010). Diverse Families. 1578.