King for a Day

By Reading Online Today

Themes of family, friendship, and bullying are woven together in this believable story that features a variety of multicultural elements, notably the main character’s use of a wheelchair. Often books featuring characters with disabilities fail to allow the character to fully develop; Malik is a realistic, likable character who solves his own problem and makes a difference for others. The mixed-media collages add to the authenticity of this multicultural piece.