Brain Launch & Other Perfectly Awesome Stories is a collection of short fiction meant specifically for middle-grade readers. In each story, the reader learns about one quality that lifelong learners will apply through high school and beyond, and they are always exemplified in everyday situations. The qualities that these ten short stories focus on are: Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Risk-Taker, Communicator, Principled, Open-Minded, Thinker, Caring, Balanced, and Reflective. Based on the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, the ten stories with their accompanying qualities will interest readers as entertaining fiction as well as showcase qualities seen in model students.
Jerry Chris, Ed.D has taught English, Humanities, and Theory of Knowledge in Southern California, specializing in the extremes of the student ability spectrum-the gifted and talented (GATE) as well as the reluctant and disadvantaged learners. He has authored seven educational books and two novels