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The Usual Suspects

Authors: Broaddus, Maurice
Genres: Drama, Teen Fiction, Teen Topics, African American History
Topics: School, Drama, Teen Topics, Teen, African American, Friendship, School Life
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV039120, JUV035000, JUV011010
ISBN: 9780062796332, Related ISBNs: 006279633X, 9780062796325, 9780062796332
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis:

Fans of Jason Reynolds and Sharon M. Draper will love this oh-so-honest middle grade novel from writer and educator Maurice Broaddus.

Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled. He’s in special ed, separated from the “normal” kids at school who don’t have any “issues.” That’s enough to make all the teachers and students look at him and his friends with a constant side-eye. (Although his disruptive antics and pranks have given him a rep too.)

When a gun is found at a neighborhood hangout, Thelonius and his pals become instant suspects. Thelonius may be guilty of pulling crazy stunts at school, but a criminal? T isn’t about to let that label stick.

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