I Got a “D” in Salami
By Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Hank is having a hard time at school, and he is determined to win the spelling competition to prove he isn’t stupid. Even though he spends lots of time studying, the words just don’t seem to stick in his brain, and his teacher sends him home with a “D” on his report card in spelling, and math, and reading. Hank doesn’t want to tell his parents about the report card, and somehow, it ends up in the meat shredder at his mom’s deli. Once Hank starts lying, though, things get out of control, and that shredded report card just may cost his mother her job. Hank is an incredibly relatable character, and the trouble he has in school will be recognized by many students.