The Uncensored Word: The Messiah
AuthorHouse, 2005 - 348 pages
Sixth Hour With Kensington is an inspirational tale about the relationship between a teacher and one of his former students. Throughout the book, many events help the relationship grow and develop over a three-year span into a deep and committed friendship.
Frankie Kensington is a middle school student who arrives in Brian Shepard's sixth grade mathematics on the first day of school. Frankie is confined to a wheelchair and is stricken with a rare disease called Ataxia Telangiectasia (a-tak-see-uh tee-lawn-jek-tay-zee-uh) or "A T." Over time the disease starts to take its toll on Frankie and wears him down, but it cannot touch the incredible bond formed between both the teacher and his student. The book contains many funny stories and touching events that help Brian grow not only as a teacher, but also as a human being.