Tommy McKnight and the Great Election
Tommy McKnight and the Great Election
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Annotation: In autumn 1932 Tommy McKnight, a twelve-year-old boy disabled by polio, and bullied at school for his disability, but inspired by Franklin Roosevelt's story and his campaign for the presidency, decides to run for the seventh grade class presidency at his Brooklyn school.
Catalog Number: #116392
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Publisher: Capstone
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 89 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-496-52585-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-496-52585-7
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2015045042
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Word Count: 13,627
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 179360 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 660L
Guided Reading Level: S
Fountas & Pinnell: S

After a 10-year-old boy is stricken with polio, he must wear braces on his legs and walks with a limp. He becomes sad and depressed because he can no longer participate in the activities that used to bring him joy. On top of that, bullies pick on him and make fun of him because of his disability. But when the boy learns that Franklin Delano Roosevelt also has polio and yet he is running for president, the boy is inspired to stand up to the bullies and run for student government.


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