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Title

Focused

Authors

Alyson Gerber

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9781338185973

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Clea wants to do her homework, follow instructions, pay attention in school, and play chess on the school team, but somehow she cannot focus on whatever is in front of her, and the other kids at school are starting to notice and make fun of her; when her worried parents take her to be tested she finds out that she has ADHD (only without the hyperactivity)--and with help from the psychiatrist who seems to really understand her she is determined to learn how to focus.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

750L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Learning disability; Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2019
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2019

Keywords

chess; developmentally disabled children; families; family life; life skills; parent and child

Diversity Impact

direct

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