I Funny: A Middle School Story

Title

I Funny: A Middle School Story

Illustrator

Little Brown and Company

Publisher

Little Brown and Company

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780316206938

Pages

303 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Resolving to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian despite less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family Member Death; Legal Gurdianship; Physical Disability; family tragedy; accident; loss; child living with relatives; aunt raising nephew; wheelchair user; paralysis; paraplegia; spinal injury; child with a physical disability

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Kiddo Award, 2013, Winner, Pageturner

Keywords

comedians; humor; middle school; self-esteem; bullying; stand-up comedy

Diversity Impact

indirect

I Funny: A Middle School Story

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