The Usual Suspects kindle Í Hardcover

book The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects kindle Í Hardcover Ä Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled He’s in special ed separated from the “normal” kids at school who don’t have any “issues” That’s enough to make all the teachers and students look at him and his friends with a constant side eye Although his disruptive antics and pranks have Borhood hangout Thelonius and his pals become instant suspects Thelonius may be guilty of pulling crazy stunts at school but a criminal? T isn’t about to let that label stic This middle grade feels like New Kid and every middle grade by Jason Reynolds with the rawness and sweetness that balance out in the message Thelonius is the perfect prankster because it's the best but it's obnoxious and he ends up in the principal's office often It's not until a gun is found near school property that Thelonius and his pals realize that they're going to be targeted unless they figure out who it was This sets off the fact finding expedition where Thelonius has to connect with Marcel the honor student ambassador that has a shady side she never gets caught when Theolnius always does Then there's other friends that he wants to protect and a mentor along with his mother It's a heartfelt story that only suffers from a generally bad cover but the message is loud and clear

Maurice Broaddus ´ The Usual Suspects mobi

Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled He’s in special ed separated from the “normal” kids at school who don’t have any “issues” That’s enough to make all E ARC from Edelweiss PlusThelonius is a bright kid but his behavior has sent him to a special education unit where the few students there are Emotionally Disturbed The teacher is old and tired and most of the work is on the computer Thelonius' mother is very supportive and not happy with his shenanigans and is having him tested very soon His friend Nehemiah is also in the class; his family is less supportive and he tends to have episodes where he runs around the classroom screaming Thelonius' misbehavior is usually deliberate and he will occasionally pit classmates against each other and take advantage of the ensuing chaos One of the teachers in the class Mr Blackmon is wise to his ways but tries to figure out what motivates this otherwise bright student When a gun is found in a park near the school the principal is eager to find out who is responsible and rounds up the usual suspects which include Thelonius and his classmates Determined to find out who is responsible Thelonius and Nehemiah investigate going up against school bully Kutter as well as the mastermind who employs him to do her dirty work Marcel It's tough to get out of class long enough to talk to others and find clues but this doesn't stop Thelonius He eventually solves the mystery but prefers to get the school evildoers in trouble for the gun instead of the actual suspect Strengths This certainly had a fresh new cast of characters and treated them with an eual amount of respect and humor ED units usually have much troubled students but this unit was realistic and certainly represents a population that hardly ever makes it into #MGLit books Thelonius is a somewhat troubled and devious Big Nate That he is surrounded by well meaning adults is fantastic; his mother Mr Blackmon and the best principal Mrs Fitzgerald that I've seen for a long time Well other than Mac Barnett's Principal Barkin who really endeared himself to me I love how she addresses the fact that the pull out program isn't working and has made plans for some mainstreaming and resource room programs Weaknesses There were some things like the slang and the names Tafrica RaShawn that seemed a tiny bit unlikely and a few differences in how the school was run that gave me pause Thelonius hadn't been tested but was in a pull out program? But you know what? Mr Broaddus tells us that he volunteers a lot at his children's school so I will believe that he is reporting accurately It's just different from my school I did occasionally get so caught up in Thelonius' behavior that I lost sight of the mystery but the behavior is what will draw students to this book What I really think I have some students who need this RIGHT NOW I will definitely be purchasing and this will be popular with fans of Big Nate Charlie Joe Jackson and Maldonado's Tight Odd combination but one that is badly needed

mobi É The Usual Suspects ´ Maurice Broaddus

The Usual Suspects The teachers and students look at him and his friends with a constant side eye Although his disruptive antics and pranks have given him a rep tooWhen a gun is found at a neigh Review copy courtesy of EdelweissCannot wait to buy this for my library and I think it is a must buy for urban classrooms and libraries in middle school settings This is a noir tale told by the boy who is always getting in trouble so much in fact he spends almost his entire day in his pull out special education classroom When someone brings a gun to school and Thelonius and his friends in their class are blamed he decides to investigate on his own and find the true culprit The story is funny creative and interesting and feels realistically fresh