Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year

written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Young Lila is a unique child with a curl on her head like a question mark, one that she tames by putting a knot on top of her head. But the questions, worries, and what ifs  aren’t as easy for Lila to tame. The what ifs  don’t get any easier when Lila’s big, bustling family moves to a new place with a new school. But with the help of Mrs. Kern, whose gentle encouragement and listening ear help Lila find ways to get through the fear of her what ifs and discover that sometimes uncertainty brings unexpectedly wonderful things! The ending shows grown-up Lila still using and sharing the lessons of her teacher with a class of her own.