||Born into a
family of over-achievers, fifth-grader
Allie Velasco has never finished first
in anything, and lately things have
been going badly: her science project
is ruined by a well-meaning student,
her former best friend is hanging out
with another girl--but now she is
determined to win the Trailblazer
contest with a photographic
presentation about her great
grandfather, the first Congressional
Medal of Honor winner from their town.
State Young Readers Award Books
|SUBJECTS: Best friends -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Great-grandfathers -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.