Fiction: The U-Nique Lou Fox


The U-Nique Lou Fox by Jodi Carmichael

Louisa Elizabeth Fitzhenry-O’Shaughnessy is a girl with big dreams. She just knows that she is destined to become a famous Broadway playwright with the stage name of Lou Fox. In the meantime, however, Lou must successfully navigate her way through fifth grade. This isn’t easy when you have dyslexia, ADHD, and also a teacher who is out to get you. Then Lou finds out that there is a new challenge at home too!

But none of these things are going to keep Lou from accomplishing her goal of writing and directing the class play. She has the talent and she has the support of her kind friends. Will this be enough when creative differences occur putting the whole project in jeopardy?


1. Do you have any siblings? How do you get along?

2. Lou’s directing efforts are not without mistakes. When she is wrong, she knows that she must admit it. Can you think of a time when you had to admit when you were wrong?

3. Who are the supportive adults in the book? How does their kindness and guidance help Lou?

4. Lou’s neurodiversity (her dyslexia and ADHD) make her different from the other students. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being different?

5. Would you like to change your name? What would you change it to?

Curriculum Connections:

Personal and Social – Positive Personal and Cultural Identity



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