Book Details

Fiction
JESSE AND THE CATERPILLAR WHO GOT ITS WINGS

JESSE and the CATERPILLAR WHO GOT ITS WINGSis a coming of age young adult novel about an awkward fifth grader, with a vivid imagination, who uses the metamorphosis of a caterpillar--from humble earthbound creatures, to graceful winged beauties--as a metaphor for life, love, transformation, greatness and healing.

 

Aligned with the Common Core Standards and infused with Academic Language, the novel explores themes of friendship, family, heartbreak and loss—while still maintaining a sense of humor, diversity, self-resilience and purpose. 

 

“When there's greatness inside, who says you can't fly”

Author Details

Aaron Braxton
Aaron Braxton is no stranger to writing social commentary. His critically acclaimed, solo show, DID YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK? won several prominent awards including an International Gala Star from Bacau, Romania and a NAACP Theatre Award. The former educator currently holds a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University in Speech Communications and a Master's degree with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from University of Southern California in Education and Teaching.