• September 1, 2010
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • $7.95
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781934572542
  • Trim: 5.5in × 8in

Arlene On the Scene

Carol Liu & Marybeth Sidoti Caldarone

Arlene has plans. Big Plans.
She's going to become the youngest student government officer in Greenwood Elementary history! She'll be the biggest thing to hit little Rhode Island since the invention of coffee milk. Sure, she wears purple leg braces and has a disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, but that shouldn't stop her, no matter how weird the name sounds. Onward she marches, bending rules and blasting stereotypes in an effort to win at all costs. 

Join Arlene for a wild ride through elementary school politics, an adventure packed with friendships, fierce competition, and some slippery situations. But it's a most unexpected hurdle, her own unfair judgments of others, that helps Arlene realize the value in embracing differences.

Carol Liu is a licensed clinical social worker and an attorney focusing on special education and family law. For ten years she worked with children facing a variety of emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges at the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children in Rockville, Maryland. She was also the school counselor and special needs coordinator at the National Child Research Center in Washington, DC. Most recently, Carol created Family Support and Advocacy Services, an agency dedicated to providing consultation, legal representation, and support services for children and their families. Carol’s children’s books are part of a long-term vision to create additional resources for families and professionals and to increase understanding of childhood disabilities across a wide audience.