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Some of these books have been great, all of them have gotten high praise and great reviews. I think one of my biggest complaints with these books not just disability books but any book that seems to jump on the bandwagon is t I was a little skeptical going into this book. I think one of my biggest complaints with these books not just disability books but any book that seems to jump on the bandwagon is that I feel like it is seriously lacking in originality.

If one vampire book was a hit, maybe mine will be too! Kids with magical powers who go to wizard school? Great idea, I'll twist it like this and see if it will sell too. You see what I'm saying? So that is why my skepticism was there when I started this book. I am happy to say that this book did not feel like a "me too" book. I felt that the story line was original and even though the main character had a stutter, that isn't what the book was about.

I loved that the story was just about a boy. It could have been any boy, but this boy just happened to have a stutter. I love that the stutter didn't define him or the story.

Maybe the reason the Vince Vawter was able to create such a well crafted story is because the story is more or less about himself. He has a stutter and has been able to overcome it even if he wasn't cured of it.

So many of us have things that we deal with each day in life. We can let them define who we are or we can let them have a backseat and we can define ourselves despite the challenge. Challenges don't always disappear but they can fade into the background.

This story captures that well. Some may complain that certain things were left unanswered. I didn't mind that at all. I felt satisfied that things were settled and moving forward "Little Man" would be just fine.

I see this as a distinguished book and even though I would put it in the same category as Wonder and it may seem redundant to award another book like that an award, I would be happy to see this book win something. Oct 31, Melody rated it really liked it. Saw this at the library. My dad was a paperboy when he was a kid, and I have fond memories of his stories about peddling papers, so I picked it up and cracked it open.

The flap said that the paperboy of the title was a stutterer. My uncle stuttered like hell, all his life. My dad sometimes does, even now. He's a kid who plays baseba Saw this at the library. He's a kid who plays baseball and who won't smush spiders, and who examines words and their meanings.

There's a woman who's sometimes so drunk she can't reach the table to put her glass down. There's a scary guy, a bad guy, a really good guy with books! There are some looming unknowns. There is, in short, a LOT going on here, but yeah, the stutter is a huge part of his life because it's between him and the words he wants to use. Little Man is brave in a way that is easy to overlook.

He's got some insights and he's not afraid to ask questions when he gets the opportunity. And, hoo-eee, that arm. I would have liked this book to be longer, I wanted to sit on the porch after the autumnal equinox. I wanted to find out more about most all the characters. I liked it a lot.

Dec 11, Colby Sharp rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book really opened my eyes to the life of a child that stutters. Oct 12, Judy rated it it was amazing. This is an exceptional Newberry Award winner about a young boy who stutters and the challenges he faces.

The story centers around a summer where Little Man substitutes on a paper route while a friend is on a month-long visit to a farm. It is an eventful month for Little Man as he makes new friends and builds confidence. This summer truly changed his life. I won't soon forget this novel as I loved the characters - especially Little Man, Mr.

There are many lessons to be learned fro This is an exceptional Newberry Award winner about a young boy who stutters and the challenges he faces. There are many lessons to be learned from this and it is very suited to impressionable young readers. May 20, Luisa Knight rated it liked it Shelves: A boy is upset that God made him have Cleanliness: A boy is upset that God made him have trouble talking. A few philosophical ideas are thrown into the conversation.

Haints ghosts are discussed. Her coat is open again. The boy has many questions and thinks a lot about his real father.

A boy starts dating a girl. I asked my mother once who Dick was when she talked about his hatband but she never would tell me.

The following scene is somewhat awkward as he seems to be attracted to her and notices her hair, lips, etc. Worthington and her red hair. That was the dessert of my thinking. Worthington the prettiest woman I had ever seen. A boy thinks about a woman. Parent Takeaway As seen from the report, there are numerous adult themes running through the story and a bit of strong language; particularly for a book recommended for children age ten. Because the main character has a speech impediment stutters , his maid rarely punishes him for wrong doing.

He lies often and as an indirect consequence of his disobedience, he and his maid almost get murdered. He also has some issues with God, although in the end and after his maid has described her faith in God, he decides to give God another try.

As the boy grapples with understanding so many things he is learning of or witnessing, the author introduces an older character that tries, through philosophy, to help the boy's thought processes. The over all theme of the story is to notice the people around you and to try, even if it's small, to make each person's life just a little better. The boy receives four words from the old man that he doesn't understand but wishes to learn and incorporate into his life.

Student, Servant, Seller, and Seeker, indicating we should all practice being each one of these. I have hundreds of other detailed reports too, and I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Jun 28, The Reading Countess rated it it was amazing Shelves: You see, he grew up in the segregated South Memphis, specifically. A lover of words, much like "Little Man", the main character loved the photo of Vawter at the end of the book with his prized typewriter , the ebb and flow of the written word both confound as well as delight them both.

As a Language Arts teacher, I especially liked the literary and logophile references thanks to the Merchant Marine newspaper client with whom Little Man strikes a friendship. The other adult relationships are equally rich and layered: Mam and her maternal guidance, the bored and neglected housewife who drinks too much and seemingly is inept at keeping her housecoat closed all the way I found Little Man's parents to be just as interesting, although we don't see them much throughout the plot.

The loving stepdad and the mom who tries to reach for the right word but nearly always fails were interesting secondary characters; in a middle grade book, we nearly always see the parents as vital characters. This was an interesting choice and it worked in the arc of the story. I loved how the couple regularly dined out on Fridays, but always were connected to their son. I marked a Goodreads shelf as "guy read" for the simple fact that I can see my own boys loving this story.

One of my sons is roughly the same age as the main character, and another son stutters and loves to play baseball. But the great thing about middle grade lit. Therefore, Paperboy would be a welcome addition on any reader's shelf.

As a matter of fact, many adult readers would enjoy this tale. For a middle grade novel to reflect the social times so well, to tie up loose ends so neatly but not annoyingly so , and to span only one month in time is no small feat. I loved his "hook" and can see Paperboy play a vital role in teaching ways readers entice their audience to stay with them: Jun 22, Stephanie Shouldis rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read many great books this year, but this is the first book where I wished I could give it more than five stars.

Vince Vawter says this book is "more memoir than fiction". I still have chills thinking about the challenges the main character was faced to overcome, all because of a stutter. The choice of words Vince Vawter used, within this story, gives me hope for the world around us.

Nov 24, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperboy had me at hello. Yes, I'm going to gush about how wonderful and just-right this one is. Paperboy is set in Memphis, Tennessee, in July of The narrator is a young boy 11, I think? He doesn't want stuttering to define him. He doesn't think that's fair. He is good at many, many things, like baseball. He is good at typing, at writing. But his stutter keeps him from loving spea Paperboy had me at hello. But his stutter keeps him from loving speaking words aloud.

It keeps him nervous and awkward around new people or strangers, people he feels will judge him based on his stutter alone, who will assume that his inability to speak clearly means he's unable to THINK clearly too.

The month of July will prove challenging to him for he has agreed to take over his best friend's paper route. Oh, he's not worried about the delivering part. He knows he's got that handled. He's worried about Fridays, about the day when he'll have to go to the door and TALK to people and ask for the money owed. You might think, in some ways, that it would be the first week that would be the most difficult, and that, all other weeks would just be easy after that initial effort.

That is only partly true. He does make a friend, a wonderful friend. And he does learn a few life lessons that help him grow up a bit and cope a bit. And, I suppose, you could say that his perspective expands a bit in that he sees that the world is full of people who have problems, who have issues; that every person is dealing with something, struggling with something.

I think I loved the narrator best. The book is in his own words, he's recounting these events. But this one thing that he wrestles with on his own, quietly meditating on it perhaps, was handled so tenderly and lovingly that it just worked for me.

I also loved other characters in this novel. Characters that might have seemed minor, but, were anything but. Characters like Mam, Rat Art , Mr. Spiro, and, to a certain extent his Dad. Aug 27, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: I had never heard of this book, but I found it on a library sale and saw that it had a Newbery Honor, so of course I had to "rescue" it and read it! What a great book! How did this slip my notice? Once I got started I thought about reading it aloud to my kids, but the style it was written in short paragraphs ostensibly typed by the main character made the dialogue a bit confusing.

I think it's better to read it for yourself. A few times I had to go back and restart the conversations to figure I had never heard of this book, but I found it on a library sale and saw that it had a Newbery Honor, so of course I had to "rescue" it and read it!

A few times I had to go back and restart the conversations to figure out who was saying what, or which were the main character's thoughts. Because of his stutter, he thinks a lot of things and hears a lot of things, but speaks much more rarely and shortly. It was easy to determine when he was speaking, but sometimes I got mixed up with his thoughts and what others were saying.

But it was a very interesting look at a summer in the segregated south, and a young man struggling with personal demons and difficulties. I was not at all surprised to come to the end and learn that it was semi-autobiographical. Aug 15, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Do you remember Darth Vadar — specifically the voice of Darth Vadar? Here is a link to a video some of his best quotes. The man behind the voice is James Earl Jones and what you may not know is that he barely spoke for eight years.

His stuttering problem was so severe that he chose not to talk, rather than deal with the hardships of stuttering. Paperboy is about stuttering. If you have ever struggled with stuttering, or know someone who has, then this book will have even deeper meaning for you. Like James Earl Jones, the author Vince Vawter suffered through a stuttering problem in his childhood years. Mar 24, Jaime rated it it was amazing Recommended to Jaime by: I absolutely loved this book.

It has a To Kill A Mockingbird feel, without being a ripoff. It's genuine and beautiful. I guessed early on that it's based on the author's own childhood. When the paperboy was talking about his name and not being able to say it, it clued me in. I like knowing that it was his own heart that he was pouring out for the readers.

I would have voted for this to get the Newberry and not just an Honor book. May 02, Anna Olswanger rated it it was amazing. When the year-old stutterer, who can't say his own name, takes over his best friend's newspaper route for a month, he encounters a fleet of life-spinning characters: Accompanying him on his month-long journey is his protector Mam, the family's black housekeeper, who saves the boy from being murdered in the book's climax.

Vince Vawter says he wrote the novel because he wanted to explore the loneliness suffered by young people with speech impediments, and to examine a humanity that transcends racial boundaries. In other words, he wanted to tell his story. Vince vowed to become a writer at the age of ten because he was convinced he would never be able to talk.

Mam comes back and her face is all messed up—it's clear someone has beaten her up, even though she claims to have fallen. Victor immediately knows that Ara T did this and feels utterly awful for her. He also goes on his paper route and shares a poem that he wrote with Mr. This is a pretty big deal since it's the first time that Victor's even told anyone that he writes poetry. Victor and Mam go to the zoo one day and he realizes how many restrictions there are on Mam because she's black.

She has to ride in the back of the bus and can only get into the zoo on certain days if she's wearing her uniform and accompanying Victor. He wants to take a picture with her at the zoo but she says that the white people wouldn't allow it. Still, Victor lies to the photographer and says that Mam saved his life and that he wants a picture of them together. He stutters a lot so that the photographer takes pity on him and takes the picture for them.

Later that week, Victor goes into his room and finds it totally ransacked. His money is missing and he knows right away that Ara T did it. Mam says that she's going to fix this and that Victor should go over to Rat's mom's house, but he follows her instead. They go on the bus to the part of town where black people live and Mam tells Victor to hide in Ara T's cart while she goes in to confront him. While waiting, Victor hears a ruckus inside and so he heads in, only to find Ara T with his hands around Mam's neck, threatening to kill her just like he killed her brother.

Victor picks up a beer bottle and throws it right at Ara T's head. It hits him and he lets go of Mam but then comes for Victor, threatening to slit his throat. That's when Big Sack—a large man who is friends with Mam—steps in and stops him. Mam gets Victor's things back and they return home. She tells him that Ara T lived in the same town where she grew up, and that she always suspected that he killed her brother but had no proof. Bestselling author Dav Pilkey's timeless Caldecott Honor book about a boy, his dog, and the solitude they share before the world wakes up, now in a vibrantly remastered jacketed hardcover edition.

In the still before dawn, while the rest of the world is sleeping, a boy and his dog leave the comfort of their warm bed to deliver newspapers. As the boy pedals his bike along a route he knows by heart, his dog runs by his side, both enjoying a world that, before sunrise, belongs only to them. Acclaimed author and artist Dav Pilkey celebrates the beauty found in silence and the peace that comes from being with a beloved friend in this newly remastered edition of his timeless, Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.

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Together, they barrel down Florida's back roads and through its seamy underbelly in search of The Story, racing flat out into a head-on collision that will make headline news. Pudding House Publications Format Available: Author House Format Available: The Sparkses were good people, non-educated, and much influenced by the southern rural, fundamentalist Protestant Church.

Two years later, in early Depression times, they built a small brick home in Bodenheimer, a community about 10 miles from Winston-Salem, NC. Still a member even now, his leader is a maudlin, highly emotional lady, a teary and true daughter of the Lord. And then, a fellow RA offered him the opportunity to become a paperboy.

A new life began!

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Paperboy By Vince Vawter List of Skills Vocabulary Development 1. Locating descriptive words / phrases 7. Identify anagrams 2. Listing synonyms/homonyms 8. Listing compound words 3. Identifying / creating alliteration 9. Identifying parts of speech 4. Use of capitals and punctuation Identify/create similes 5. Identifying syllables

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But the paperboy has learned how to do this, and he is good at it." 3. Part A Based on this text, which of the following is NOT a responsibility of a paperboy? a. Knowing the delivery route b. Waking up early c. Eating breakfast d. Preparing the newspapers Part B What details from the story support your answer? a.

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Paperboy Vince Vawter “An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!” —Rob buyeA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Spiro, a retired merchant marine whose house is filled with books; and a deaf boy who learns to read lips by watching television. There’s a lot of drama as well. After a. Search Books: Home >> ebooks>>read Paperboy free online. Paperboy By:Vince Vawter. Chapter One I’m typing about the stabbing for a good reason. I can’t talk. Without stuttering. Plus I promised Mam I would never tell what happened to my yellow-handle knife. Mam might say that typing is cheating but I need to see the words on paper to make.