Daring David Back to School

Daring David Back to School


As David heads back to school, he feels like a new person. He hopes his newfound confidence will shine brightly as he begins his fourth-grade experience at Melville Elementary School. David becomes friends with Dexter, who was in his class last year. Dexter attended summer camp with David and witnessed his friend’s transformation firsthand. David also befriends Miguel, a new student who recently moved into the neighborhood. The three boys become very close and play soccer together a lot. Word gets out about David being good at soccer.

David also defends himself with boldness and determination when Barry irritates him on the school bus. Many classmates see Daring David in bold action for the first time. David’s confident attitude stays with him throughout the day. Mrs. Mitchell introduces the first social studies unit entitled “U.S. Constitution and Government.” The class gears up for a Constitution Day assembly with songs, drama, and a Constitution rap song. A lot of preparation and fun are involved.

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Product ID: 17591ISBN: 978-1-94782-923-7|.


Grades 2–6 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-94782-923-7 | Lexile: 750 | GRL: P | English

Emancipated: My Family’s Fight for Freedom:


  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today at home, in school, and in the community
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity and uncertainty
  • Engages students of diverse cultures to achieve their own goals in life

About the Author:

Linda Taylor taps into her twenty-five years as a schoolteacher to write books that inspire students to acknowledge their feelings and work together to solve problems. Throughout her career as a teacher and more recently as an author, Linda has been passionate about nurturing children and giving them the skills to be the best they can be. Linda is also the author of the Amazing Annabelle series published by Lightswitch Learning.


“As an elementary school student, David’s world is mostly influenced by the school setting. David allows the reader to enter this world and to experience some of its challenges and joys. Through David’s experiences, you will share and explore personal relationships. Enjoy this engaging book”
—Brandy Scott, retired School Superintendent

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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