Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Issue not addressed

I just read a posted question on a school librarian's FB page that alerted me to these issues that are not addressed here on CommonSense. I was surprised by that. Granted you should never do a read-aloud in class with a book you haven't read, but a heads up is appreciated to prepare teachers. It may be an amazing and important book, but : Always read multiple reviews. Here's one:…

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love History and African American stories

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