McKenna (American Girl)

Title

McKenna (American Girl)

Authors

Mary Casanova

Illustrator

Brian Hailes

Publisher

American Girl

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781593699949

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seattle fourth-grader McKenna Brooks, who lives for gymnastics, struggles with school work until Josie, a tutor confined to a wheelchair, helps her with reading comprehension and much more.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

690L

Diversity Topics

Disabilty and Health; Physical disability; Learning disability; wheelchair user; broken ankle; difficulty learning

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

reading comprehension; injury; elementary school; grades; academics; competition; tutor; friendship; embarrassment

Diversity Impact

direct

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