Things Seen from Above

By Shelley Pearsall

Things Seen from Above book jacket
Added December 23, 2022

A Choose to Read Ohio selection. A shift in perspective can change everything. This thought-provoking novel from the author of Choose to Read Ohio selection The Seventh Most Important Thing celebrates kids who see the world a little differently. April is looking for an escape from the sixth-grade lunch hour, which has become a social-scene nightmare, so she signs up to be a “buddy bench monitor” for the fourth graders’ recess. Joey Byrd is a boy on the fringes, who wanders the playground alone, dragging his foot through the dirt. But over time, April realizes that Joey isn’t just making random circles. Told in alternating viewpoints, the story gives the “whole picture” of what happens as these two outsiders find their rightful places. Use the Choose to Read Ohio toolkit for Things Seen from Above to plan book discussions, library programs, or classroom activities. Visit Shelley Pearsall's website. Book jacket image and book description courtesy Penguin Random House. Used with permission.  

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