Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea is an engaging and thoughtful novel, spot-on for the needs and hearts of the middle elementary school student.  It would make a terrific read aloud -- the nature of the multiple perspectives over time lends itself well to those "found" moments to read in a homeroom.

Buyea captures perfectly what every teacher knows:  every student has a story.  Each of these children, both through their own narrations and thos...


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