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Ann Herrick Books for Kids & Teens

Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade – Chaucer Publishing

Greta can’t wait to be at the top of the grade-school heap–especially since she’s dealing with loss at home. Her father’s away in Antarctica , her mother’s still angry with Greta’s Dad for leaving, and Grampa’s losing his memory.

But even sixth grade starts to feel like life stinks. Greta discovers she’s  not in the same home room with her best friend.  Her handsome new teacher seems way too interested in her mother. Kiki, a new girl, moves onto the scene and starts acting like the boss of the whole sixth grade.

Greta agrees to be a candidate for class president only to stop Kiki from winning. She regrets accepting Kiki’s bet that if Kiki wins the election, she gets to tell Greta what to do for the whole school year.    It takes some inspiration from her “integrated learning” project about René Descartes and his “I think, therefore I am” philosophy to help Greta keep her sixth-grade experience from totally going down the toilet.

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