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Office of Library Media Services
1415 Lyon, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
p. (616) 819‐6704 f. (616) 819‐2590

Grand Rapids Public Schools Library Media Services is proud to be an educational team member that strives to create a dynamic environment for a diverse community of learners. We support emerging technologies while fostering a love of reading and learning. We are a pathway for students to become life long learners and informed 21st century global citizens.




Reading level:  3-6

Interest level: 4-8

Lexile measure: 560L

It's the beginning of fifth grade for the students at Snow Hill School.  Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.

There are seven students, the narrators of the story, each with very different personalities.

Jessica The new student and new to town.   Jessica is a very perceptive young lady that has a difficult time fitting in with the other students.

Alexia The bully of the bunch.   Be careful because one minute she will be your friend and the next she's turning everyone against you.

Peter Class troublemaker, always pulling a prank on someone.

Luke The smart one (always finding the dollar word).

Danielle Has a difficult time standing up for herself and ends up falling into others ways just to try to fit in.

Anna  Seems to be an outcast due to her home situation.

Jeffrey Just plain hates school



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