Fifth-grader Bethesda Fielding likes school. She doesn't even mind sitting through Mr. Melville's history class even though he is kind of intimidating. She looks forward to his Special Projects, and this one is no different. The students have been charged with the mission of solving a mystery in life. Bethesda decides to solve the mystery of Ms. Finkleman. She is this mousy, little boring music teacher that nobody really even notices. Or is she? When Bethesda finds an old '80s punk record of her dad's which just happens to have a picture of their very own Ms. Finkleman on the cover, the whole school goes berserk with excitement. And Ms. Finkleman doesn't seem so boring and mousy anymore.
Read The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, by Ben H. Winters. This is a fun, funny, touching book that I recommend for about 3rd grade and above.