Jack Strong Takes a Stand

A Charlie Joe Jackson Book
Product Number: EB00584423
Released: Oct 09, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781596438385
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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Description

Jack Strong just wants to be a regular kid. But his parents have overscheduled his week with every extracurricular activity under the sun: tennis, baseball, cello, karate, tutoring, and Chinese language lessons-all on top of regular homework. His parents want him to be "well-rounded" and prepared for those crucial college applications. Jack's just about had enough. And so, in Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwald, he stages a sit-in on his couch and refuses to get up until his parents let him quit some of the extracurriculars. As Jack's protest gains momentum, he attracts a local television host who is interested in doing a segment about him. Tensions rise as counter-protesters camp out across the street from Jack and his couch. Jack's enjoying this newfound attention, but he's worried that this sit-in may have gone too far.

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Author(s): Tommy Greenwald
Original Publish Date: Sep 24, 2013

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