"Zipper: The Kid with ADHD"

A young ADDer embraces his musical passion and uses his newfound confidence to excel in the classroom.

Zipper: The Kid with ADHD


What is your child really good at? The violin? Drawing? Basketball? Ask his teacher to set aside time when he can share his talent with the class. Then let the kids ask questions and help him teach a mini-lesson. If he’s an artist, bring art supplies for the kids to use in the lesson. Letting your ADD child excel in front of peers will change the way they see him—and the way he sees himself.

by Caroline Janover
Woodbine House, $11.95; for ages 9–12
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Every child needs a passion, something that really makes him shine.

In Zipper: the Kid with AD/HD, fifth-grader Zach forges a relationship with a retired jazz musician, who fosters his interest in the drums. When he plays, he forgets his ADD, and focuses on how amazing he sounds. Playing the drums breeds a new confidence in Zach, and — what do you know? — it carries over into his classroom.

TAGS: Children's Books, ADHD Kids Making Friends, Teens and Tweens with ADHD

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