Now more than ever, young readers need to know that they're not alone and that everybody's dealing with something. Whether or not they're dealing with ADHD or another neurodiversity or mental health issue, The Golden Bee by Dana Storino will help them better understand themselves and others. - Victoria J Coe, best-selling author of the Fenway and Hattie series. (Puffin Books/PRH)
A great MG story with a spotlight on ADHD. Reluctant readers and those with ADHD alike will connect with Stephanie and her middle school struggles. The perfect discussion starter for classrooms, homeschooling parents, or special education programs. Highly recommend it! -Fleur Bradley, award-winning author of Midnight at the Barclay Hotel and Daybreak on Raven Island (Viking Books for Young Readers/PRH)
The Golden Bee
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Blending text messages and emojis with a narrative specifically written for readers who have short attention spans, this book is perfect for fans of Lisa Greenwald, Geoff Rodkey, and Jeff Kinney.
Middle school can be brutal. But when you’re impulsive by nature, things can get as sticky as honey!
Twelve-year-old Stephanie Fiorelli tries to be a good student, but she can be inattentive, unorganized and has a hard time controlling her emotions. When Stephanie is diagnosed with ADHD, it may explain her behavior … but it is not an excuse.
The Golden Bee, an annual STEAM competition for sixth-graders, is the perfect chance for Stephanie to prove to her classmates—and herself—that her ADHD does not define her. With her best friends by her side and a new coping technique called the “brain train,” Stephanie has a real shot at being chosen for the coveted Queen Bee position. But over the course of the competition, Stephanie learns that winning isn’t just about the shiny trophy.