This is a multi-genre piece written in the format of journals and a screenplay. It deals with an under-privileged black boy on trial for murder. I think it could capture the attention of reluctant readers. Especially black males or students who have been incarcerated. I would use this in an 8th or 9th grade classroom as well as recommend it for individual reading. I really enjoyed this book.
Printz Award 2000
National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Award
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