"Look Mom, I’m the Dumest One in My Clas!: One Boy’s Dyslexic Journey" by Sky Rota

| Website | My name is Sky Rota I’m 13 years old. I wrote my book to raise awareness about kids who have ADHD & dyslexia like me. Lots of us Learn differently and have been misunderstood in school & bullied for being different. This is my story of being bullied by my classroom teachers when I was diagnosed with dyslexia & ADHD & my fight back. I'm trying to raise awareness so I can help other kids not go through what I went through and let them know they aren't alone. Look Mom, I’m the Dumest One in My Clas is the true story of nine-year-old Sky Rota, who during the fourth grade discovers he is severely dyslexic, a disorder Sky and his parents aren’t familiar with. Sky and his parents quickly learn dyslexia comes with as many gifts as it does challenges. Hopeful that his school would be understanding and help him embrace and develop his unique methods of learning, they soon realized that they would have to fight for him. Instead of encouraging Sky, his teachers punish him for his “weaknesses.” His school saw his dyslexia as a disability as well, labeling him as different and an outsider. Join Sky as he and his family learn just how reluctant the education system is to accommodate the many different types of learners it’s supposed to teach. His bittersweet but ultimately uplifting journey of acceptance will prove that dyslexia is not a hindrance or disability – it’s a gift.

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