It is 1957 and Margie Viccareeza is entering the fifth grade at Mohawk Elementary School in Park Forest, Illinois. After enduring a difficult fourth-grade year, Margie is determined to talk less in class, be a better listener, and stand up for herself. She wants fifth grade to be her best year ever.
Armed with a new attitude, Margie enters school on her first day only to discover that Lisa Bisby, the skinniest and meanest girl in the entire fifth grade is in her class again. Suddenly she finds herself standing at a fork on a road of good and bad decisions. With help from a compassionate teacher and lessons learned from both positive and negative experiences, Margie soon unveils the true meaning of friendship and the rewards of making thoughtful choices.
The Fork in My Fifth-Grade Road shares the tale of a young girl’s journey to realizing that she is responsible for the choices she makes in life.