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We are loving this book in my fifth grade class. The kids are so into it, they applaud after every route/chapter. They don’t understand all the historical references just yet, but we will dig into those throughout the year. Absolutely a pleasure to read!
This was part of the Amazon book club for my oldest. (11) The book has a location called “Damn Yankees.” We try to limit our children’s exposure to inappropriate language and he wanted to stop reading after that name was mentioned twice. I am sure it is a good book but I feel amazon should be careful about including books in their monthly subscriptions that include foul language.
I’m using this book in my middle school classroom. Nic Stone does a great job with her first book geared towards middle schoolers: chocked full of history and great discussion topics to make more empathetic readers. Perfect for this time in our nation’s history and race relations.