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A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

"Lester's first-person narrative is honest and pure." --Kirkus (starred review)

Perfect for fans of Fish in a Tree and Wonder, this uplifting debut novel from Mandy Davis follows space-obsessed Lester Musselbaum as he experiences the challenges of his first days of public school: making friends, facing bullies, finding his "thing," and accidentally learning of his autism-spectrum diagnosis.

Lester's first days as a fifth grader at Quarry Elementary School are not even a little bit like he thought they would be--the cafeteria is too loud for Lester's ears, there are too many kids, and then there's the bully.

Lester was always home-schooled, and now he's shocked to be stuck in a school where everything just seems wrong. That's until he hears about the science fair, which goes really well for Lester! This is it. The moment where I find out for 100 percent sure that I won.

But then things go a bit sideways, and Lester has to find his way back. A touching peek into the life of a sensitive autism-spectrum boy facing the everydayness of elementary school, Superstar testifies that what you can do isn't nearly as important as who you are.

"A lovely, heartfelt narrative about the things we've lost, and the things we've found again." --Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor winner for The Wednesday Wars

"I LOVE LESTER." --Linda Urban, author of Milo Speck, Accidental Agent and A Crooked Kind of Perfect

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Grouped Work ID e39a5678-9a5d-ee94-33b8-3683f3dc2a40
Grouping Title superstar
Grouping Author davis mandy
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-20 22:55:42PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-21 02:43:33AM

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display_description Lester struggles to adjust to fifth grade as he transitions from being homeschooled to attending public school. It's been five years since his father died in a tragic accident while working as an astronaut, but Lester's grief still overwhelms him at times. Navigating his new circumstances with autism poses its own unique challenges--the cafeteria noise is too much and sudden schedule changes are extra difficult. Dealing with bullies and making new friends are Lester's new normal, but the school's science fair might be just what he needs to feel at home in his new environment.
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subject_facet Autism -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Public schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Science fairs -- Fiction
title_display Superstar
title_full Superstar, Superstar / Mandy Davis
title_short Superstar
topic_facet Autism, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Public schools, Schools, Science fairs