About the Book
When fourth-grader Ingenium Martin becomes fed up with her nickname, Ingenium the Genius, she sets out to shake things up. Along the way, though, she discovers a bigger problem in her school: she’s not the only kid forced to wear an unwanted label. With the help of her former nemesis, Caitlin Janes, the girls conduct a social experiment that will flip the entire fourth grade upside down.
About the Author
Judith Natelli McLaughlin is an author known for the Mackenzie Goode chapter book series. She writes across genres including romance, women’s fiction, middle grade and chapter books. The element that ties her books together is character—her fictional worlds including everyone from your mother, sister, brother, father, aunt, uncle, best friend, teacher, nemesis and perhaps even your favorite school principal—all people you can relate to. Her hope is that when you finish one of her books, her characters are the ones you hate to let go of. In her free time she reads, knits (mostly shawls, hats, scarfs and blankets since her sweaters inevitably end up with one long and one short sleeve), and spends long, lazy days with her family on the beaches of New Jersey.