Be Brave, Maple Mehta-Cohen!: A Story for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Different

By Kate McGovern

A warm, contemporary classroom story about creative Maple and her dyslexia, perfect for fans of Lisa Thompson and R. J. Palacio.

A story for anyone who has ever felt different. Maple Mehta-Cohen has a secret: she can't read very well. She's creative and imaginative and loves dictating stories into her recorder – especially the adventures of a daring sleuth who's half Indian and half Jewish like Maple herself – but words on the page just don't make sense. Despite all her clever tricks to hide her troubles with reading, her teacher is on to her, and now she has to repeat a whole year of school. Maple is devastated – what will her friends think? Will her new classmates judge her? On her first day back, Maple tells a lie about why she's there – a lie that threatens to unravel at any moment. As her story spirals out of control and as friends and feelings get hurt, will Maple find the courage to not only tell the truth, but to love herself just the way she is? Readers who have faced their own trials with school and friendships will enjoy this heartwarming story and its bright, creative heroine.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529504545
  • Published: 06 Oct 2022
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 320

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