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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection


Author/Publisher/Website: Maldonado, T.
Copyright: 2018
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Apr/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781524740559
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 6-8
(View recommended grades and subjects) English Language Arts

Resource Description

Sixth-grader Bryan lives in a low-income neighbourhood in Brookyn, where he prefers to be on his own and avoid ‘drama’. His father wants him to befriend Mike, who appears to be polite and responsible but actually breaks rules, takes risks, and bullies his friends, including Bryan, and when Bryan befriends quiet, gentle Big Will, Mike is angry and in a fit of temper Bryan stands up to Mike and the two fight, but Big Will helps Bryan learn that it’s better to talk things out than use violence. This novel, for grades 6-8, deals with issues faced by youth marginalized by poverty, race, a culture of violence, and incarceration of a parent, and demonstrates how youth can stand up for themselves and deal with bullies. Log in to read the full review.