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Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

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

Children's Reading
Children's Reading

by Caroline Janover
Woodbine House, $11.95; for ages 9-12
Purchase Zipper: The Kid With ADHD

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 ADHD, 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.

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