Book Review: The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
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The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School—Difference isn’t a weakness but a blessing 

Teaching your kids to be impartial and curious about differences from an early age is essential, not only to safeguard their own self-esteem but also to open their minds to different perspectives. The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher is a perfect book to teach your kids about turning their own differences into strengths. 

Book title: The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School

Author: Lauren Halse Anderson

Illustrator: Ard Hoyt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Recommended ages: 6-10

Length: 32 pages


Zoe has one green eye and one blue eye, and her vibrant orange, curly hair gets into everything. But the problems start on her first day of grade one, when her hair causes too much trouble, in her new teacher’s opinion. What can Zoe possibly do to win over the ominously strict Ms. Trisk? 


Vibrant, colorful images fill the pages with the imaginative adventures of Zoe and her untamable hair, as they face the challenges of fitting into the serious new world of grade one.

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