Unforgettable True School Story by Best-Loved Author Patricia Polacco! In California, Trisha was put in a special education class — but now that she can read, she can't wait for a fresh start at a new school in Michigan. But when she gets her class assignment, she's heartbroken to find out that her new class is called the junkyard (even her teacher refers to it that way). At first, Trisha wants to quit, but then with the help of an unforgettable teacher and amazing friendships with the other kids in her "tribe," she comes to realize that the junkyard is a place where every kid can become something truly special. This heartwarming true story from the author's childhood recounts a magical year in Mrs. Peterson's class. The last page is especially uplifting and shows what these kids who were thought to be outcasts grew up to accomplish in life.