Random House Children's Books
Fifth grade is not for amateurs, according to Liam. Luckily, he knows that being more than one-third nerd is not cool. Liam lives in the Bay area near San Francisco with his mom and two younger sisters. Dakota is fascinated by science and has a big personality but struggles to make friends; Izzy, a child with Down syndrome, makes friends easily and notices things that go past everyone else. Dad lives across town, but he's over a lot. And then there's Cupcake, their lovable German shepherd, who guards their basement apartment.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Separation; Developmental Disability; separated parents; co-parenting; Down syndrome; people with mental disabilities
separated mother and father
brothers and sisters; apartment houses; German shepherd dog; families
Choldenko, Gennifer, "One-Third Nerd" (2019). Diverse Families. 2050.