This is a fabulous read-aloud tale of a young fifth grade girl who is struggling to find her place in school and in the world. Just think of the words "student file" and you begin to understand. Sahara Jones' discomfort is familiar to all as are the labels of special needs, the power of teachers and the unique world of the classroom. Can she really make it in the regular classroom? The joy of this book lies in the chemistry of the teacher, Madame Poitier (Miss Pointy) who creates possibilities and opportunities and hope. She truly teaches these children that life is glorious and worth living. Open and enjoy.