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Kathryn Reads KidLit

I am an upper elementary teacher who loves reading and sharing books with my students and fellow educators.


Trouble - Gary D. Schmidt, Jason Culp Good story, good message, should get readers thinking. Downsides -- some of the extra storylines that did illustrate some aspect of racism, immigration, etc...relied a little too much on coincidence or led to a feeling of "really?". Overall, I did really like it. There are references to violence in the home and in Cambodia, including shooting, rape, the horrible living conditions. Would probably be best for 6 or 7 up. Listened to June, 2014