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A Good Kind Of Trouble

ISBN-10: 0062836692
ISBN-13: 9780062836694
Author: Ramee, Lisa
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: June 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 384


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 720L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Description
Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to dois to follow the rules. (Oh, and she'd also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.) But in junior high, it's like all the rules have changed. Now she's suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she's not black enough. Wait, what ? Shay's sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum. Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that's trouble, for real.
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