A Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz, 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-3-37-29-pmA Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz and illustrated by Catia Chien is the inspiring and true story about the author Alan. This book tells the story of young Alan and the struggles he had at school because of his stutter. Alan loves animals and when visiting a zoo in the Bronx he is especially intrigued by the jaguar. He still has struggles throughout college and talks about how alone he feels. What he does next will really make you think! To find out what he does read A Boy and A Jaguar. This book is important because of the how relatable Alan is throughout this book to most young children. All kids go through challenges and seeing how Alan overcame his can be very inspiring and admirable to children. This book received the Schneider Family Book Award and has received other recognitions since being published less than 3 years ago. This is a great book for the reader who may be going through struggles and be different than their peers and need some inspiration on overcoming their challenges. Though this book is more aimed at younger elementary kids, people of all ages would enjoy this beautifully written, inspiring book about Alan.