A Day for Vincent Chin and Me (Hardcover)

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Sixth-graders Tommy, Angela, Faye, and the twins, Judge and Jury Jenkins, have been friends forever. Now they’re faced with new problems and need to find new solutions to them—even if it means breaking the law. How can they help prevent an inevitable accident on Tommy’s street other than to try to stop cars from speeding past Tommy’s young, deaf neighbor? Not only must the Posse mastermind a plan, but Tommy must confront his doubts about his mother’s participation in a rally to fight racism. The last thing Tommy wants is to be singled out as a Japanese American, so why does his mother insist on drawing attention to his family? But once he and his friends find their own cause, Tommy discovers common ground with his mother and comes to understand what it means to fight for something you believe in.

About the Author

Jacqueline Turner Banks is the author of three previous young adult novels, Project Wheels, The New One, and Egg-Drop Blues, all of which feature the animated exploits of the Posse. Formerly a teacher, Ms. Banks now devotes herself full-time as a writer and literary agent. She lives with her family in Sacramento, California.

Praise for A Day for Vincent Chin and Me…

"The crisp writing and active plot will draw readers in.” —School Library Journal School Library Journal

“Thought-provoking but not pushy, this should resonate with a variety of readers.” —The Bulletin Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details ISBN-10: 061813199X
ISBN-13: 9780618131990
Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 09/01/2001
Pages: 128
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 14
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 9th Grade