MIDDLE GRADE FICTION
Joseph might as well walk around wearing a target, there’s so much material for bullies. He’s ADD. Small and skinny. Clumsy. Distracted. Phobic. Also, Jewish. He starts seventh grade with very low expectations, but two things begin to rock his world. His Resource Room teacher convinces him to join the school’s new track team (he’s a terrible runner, but begins to challenge himself), and a new kid – a very athletic, confident girl, also something of a misfit, befriends him (and punches his nemesis in the face!). Joseph’s voice is authentic, funny, and moving; you’ll love hanging out with him.
-Banna— From Banna's New Recs
About the Author
Diana Harmon Asher is the mother of three sons and is deeply immersed in reading and writing programs at the nonprofit organization the Children's Village and at Blythdale Children's Hospital, both in Westchester, New York. This is her debut novel.