The touching story of a school principal and the bully whose life he’ll change, by beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Patricia Polacco.
Mr. Lincoln is the coolest principal ever! He knows how to do everything, from jumping rope to leading nature walks. Everyone loves him . . . except for Eugene Esterhause. “Mean Gene” hates everyone who’s different. He’s a bully, a bad student, and he calls people awful, racist names. But Mr. Lincoln knows that Eugene isn’t really bad-he’s just repeating things he’s heard at home. Can the principal find a way to get through to “Mean Gene” and show him that the differences between people are what make them special?
“A touching and complex story that sends a positive message to kids and creates hope for these working with kids who seem to be lost and categorized as bullies.”—Children’s Literature