Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern
Benny’s older brother, George, is on the autism spectrum, so kids will learn a lot about autism and living with someone on the spectrum. It also teaches about friendship: how people can surprise you by being better, and sometimes worse, than you expect based on their appearance and abilities; and what kinds of friendships are worthwhile.
A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams
A Book of Coupons by Susie Hoch Morgenstern
Monsieur Noel is an old, unconventional eighth-grade teacher who gives coupon books for things like dancing in class and sleeping late. Because these coupons are going bound to get him in trouble with the military discipline of Principal Incarnation Perez, the students and teacher have to deal with this opposition together.
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Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff