The Whole Truth
Most people don't realize it, but there are a lot of mysteries to solve in elementary school. I'm only in the third grade, but I've been solving mysteries for a really, really, really long time — one whole month.
Aven Green: Sleuthing Machine ~ by Dusti Bowling, illustrated by Gina Perry, 2021, children's chapter book, 9/10
Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month — cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But when her teacher’s lunch bag disappears and her great-grandma’s dog goes missing, will she be able to tackle two cases at the same time? Fortunately, since she was born without arms, all the “arm” cells were directed to her super-powered brain instead — at least, that's this clever detective's theory. Surely Aven's sleuthing skills are up to the challenge.
This article shares how the author decided to write about a girl with no arms.