Grade 6

Theme 1: Courage

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Orchard Books

Meet the Author

As a young person, Avi was very intelligent and loved to read. However, he was a very poor writer because, as he later found out, he had dysgraphia, a disorder that causes him to reverse letters or to badly misspell words as he writes. Still, he wanted to become a writer, and over time he improved in spite of the challenge he faced. Today, even though he has won many awards, he still misspells words and makes other writing mistakes, but he rewrites every story many times to try to catch them. Most important, he focuses on the story he wants to tell, not the mistakes he makes in telling it.

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