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The Secret School by Avi
11 March 2009, 12:00 am
The Secret SchoolAviISBN:9780152046996
About the book:
More than anything, Ida Bidson wants to become a teacher.To do that, she must ﬁnish eighth grade, then go on to highschool. But her dream falters when the one-room school inher remote Colorado town shuts down. Her only hope is tokeep the school open without anyone ﬁnding out. Yet even a
school needs a teacher. Ida can’t be it. . . . Or can she?In the spirit of
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle,
Newbery Medal winner Avi creates an inspiring story of aheadstrong girl determined to control her own destiny.
About the author:AVI
has written more than ﬁfty acclaimed novels for middlegrade and teen readers, including the Newbery Medal-winning
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
and two Newbery Honor winners. He lives inDenver, Colorado.
Ida must choose between hating herself and scaring herself. Have you ever faceda similar choice? What did you decide? Would you make the same decision now?
Tom tells Ida something his uncle once said: "If you want to try something new,and you”re not scared, means you”re not really trying something new." What did hemean?
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