Daisy Woodworm Changes the World

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Jolly Fish Press
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5.32 X 7.97 X 0.79 inches | 0.61 pounds

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About the Author
Melissa Hart is a permanent lecturer in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. She was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and nominated for the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology. She teaches courses in personal finance and corporate finance and has developed multiple ways to use technology to introduce real-life situations into the classroom and online environment. Spreading the word about financial literacy has always been a passion of hers. Each year she shares her common sense approach of "No plan is a plan" with various student groups, clubs, high schools, and outside organizations. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) where she serves on multiple committees. She received her BBA from the University of Maryland and an MBA from North Carolina State University. Prior to obtaining an MBA, she worked eight years in public accounting in auditing, tax compliance, and consulting. Her hobbies include keeping up with her family's many extracurricular activities and traveling. She travels extensively with her family to enjoy the many cultures and beauty of the state, the country, and the world.

"Hart highlights the importance of disability representation and self-advocacy with thoughtful realism, and explores Daisy and Squirrel's sibling bond with nuance." --Publishers Weekly

"Readers will relate to Daisy's worries and triumphs. Portrayals of teens with Down syndrome are sympathetic and realistic. . . .This realistic fiction title skillfully discusses a number of topics relevant to today's young readers, and belongs in most collections." --School Library Journal

"Hart, who has a lisp and a brother with Down syndrome herself, sensitively explores topics such as bullying, economic hardship, and forgiveness....An uplifting story of family, community, and friendship." --Kirkus Reviews

"Hart's experience of having a brother with Down syndrome and her own lisp brings authenticity. The writing is lively, the dialogue genuine, and the story and characters believable and complex." --Manhattan Book Review

"The story explores the shifting relationships between family and friends during middle and high school as well as how to love and support one another in healthy ways. Recommended for readers who enjoy books by McDunn and Messner." --Children's Literature

"This realistic fiction addresses topics relevant to today's young readers." --Midwest Book Review