by Susan Larsen Krause
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Something isn't right with Jeremy…
I hear these words often. I also hear "you are just being lazy." Or, "you need to try harder." And "you don't care."
I do care. I'd like to tell you why I am like this, but I can't. My brain won't let me. It's busy doing other things. I'm a 12-year-old boy on the outside. But inside, I am different. Failure follows me everywhere.
You might be like me. Maybe you failed 6th grade, like I did. Maybe you have never had a real friend. You may know everything about the stars, but you can't write one paragraph.
Maybe, like me, you made a huge, awful mistake that came with huge, awful consequences that changed my life forever. Another new school. The same old problems. No one teaches the way I learn. They only know "something isn't right with Jeremy."
But, this school isn't like the rest. On the outside, it looks normal. But inside? It’s all kinds of different.
BACKGROUND NOISE is the story of children who have extraordinary capabilities, yet are trapped inside their minds. They have begun circling down a funnel of failure because they are misidentified and misunderstood in a world that doesn't think the way they think and doesn't teach the way they learn. It's about finding a way to manage their twice-exceptionality and access their gifts to change their lives and those of others. It's story of learning, discovery and friendship as much as it is about a disenfranchised population of children struggling to find their place in the world.
bound: 292 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 17, 2017)
isbn: 1546495851, 978-1546495857,
weight: 15.7 ounces (