Grounded for Good

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About the author:
Dawn Daria is an educator at heart. She has worked as a classroom teacher, museum educator, magnet program coordinator, and arts integration specialist. She loves to inspire students of all ages to step out of their comfort zones and discover new talents. She successfully stepped out of her own comfort zone by writing the first draft of this story in 30 days as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

Originally from the Hudson Valley, she's now a Carolina Girl. Learn more at

Grounded for Good

Authored by Dawn Daria
Cover design or artwork by Christopher Bordenca

Sleeping late. Hanging with friends. Freedom.
Ah, Summer…

Derek Dawson couldn’t wait to finish middle school. Unfortunately, a heroic attempt to impress his classmates on the last bus ride home sends him right back to the principal’s office. He’s been in trouble before, but nothing like this.

Working for free. Musty books. Grounded. Summer Ruined!

Derek's summer leaves him stuck at home, working at the family store, and “volunteering” at a library. Torture, until he meets a colorful crew of kids in the next town that help him uncover his hidden talents. Will Derek finally be able to prove to his parents that he’s more than just a trouble-maker?

I’ve never fit in before. Football’s not my thing, video games aren’t my thing. But now…now I’ve found my thing.

Publication Date:
0985387807 / 9780985387808
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / General

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