The Wheels in Mrs. Hildebrand’s Class
These first graders love school. They love their teacher, Mrs. Hildebrand. What will they do when a former classmate shows up newly injured and in a wheelchair? In a scenario like this, emotions are hard to handle, but the way the teacher guides her class and the wonderful ways the kids participate bring a different view of what goes on.
The ideas they come up with to support their classmate’s adjustment and growth in his new situation are healing for everyone involved. The culmination, in a celebration of diversity and possibilities, makes their school year unforgettable for the characters in the story and the readers.