Black Heron Press, Fall 2013
By Christy Scattarella
Illustrated by Winky Wheeler
Red correction marks cover his book report like chickenpox. Letters turn cartwheels across the page when he tries to read. No wonder Alex is ready to give up! But with help from his special education teacher and his loyal dog Shadow, Alex changes his mind about school–and about himself.
The Boy Who Learned Upside Down is a based on the true story of one child’s courageous journey from “I can’t” to “I can!” that has inspired thousands of other youngsters with learning challenges.
Illustrations © Winky Wheeler