This is an interesting story of a boy who chooses to be his own person, despite what others might think. From his first introduction in his new class, where he announces he name is Queen, he sees how the other children treat him. He becomes friends with Evelyn because she never once teases him, although he never lets the others' teasing bother him. Evelyn isn't sure why she wants to be friends with Queen, except that he is the most extraordinary person she's ever met. Isn't that the best reason to become friends?
Readers who often wish for the strength to be a little different will certainly enjoy A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy (Lexile: 610; Interest Level: Grades 3-6). I was very impressed with how much story was included in this short chapter book, and I think others will be too. (77 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.