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Styling Librarian: Special Book Feature: I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard

Every once in a while a special book comes my way and I want to celebrate it… here’s one I couldn’t resist featuring:

I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard by Jennifer K. Mann – This is a good example of growth mindset vs. fixed mindset. I’d use this as a discussion starter about having a positive attitude, adding hope back into your life, and really shows how a little kid can really pile one frustration/disappointment after another on their shoulders and feel like a failure. Touching and creative.

Goodreads Summary: “Rose’s teacher gives stars for spelling and neatness and giving the right answer, but Rose can’t manage to do any of those things right. Will she ever get a star from Mrs. Benson?
Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders, and she answers the wrong question. Her reading voice is quiet, not strong and loud. And her desk—well, keeping her desk neat is a challenge. When it’s time to make thank-you cards for a class visitor, Rose’s art supplies turn her workspace—and her—into a colorful mess. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all? A cheerful and empowering picture book for the child whose talents lie in unconventional areas, and those still searching for their strengths.”

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