8th grade super zero

8th Grade Super Zero by Olugbemisola  Rhuday-Perkovich Arthur A. Levine Books, 2010 Hardcover, 336 pages Ages 10-14 (for best results) Thought this looked interesting and thought I would give it a try…and it is on my 2010 concenter list. Glad I did, I could not put this one down. Reginald Garvey McKnight would have preferredContinue reading “8th grade super zero”

Lamar’s bad prank made good

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen Balzer+Bray (imprint HarperCollins), 2011. 283 pages, hardcover Pulled from my Concenter List. Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker’s Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar’s a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And his brother, XavierContinue reading “Lamar’s bad prank made good”