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Publisher Comments:

Delia loves Double Dutch. And she's good at it. Really good. So good that her team has a chance to win the World Double Dutch Championships this year — Delia is sure of it. What she is less sure of is her chance of passing the school's state exam, because Delia has been using her success at Double Dutch to mask a secret that could jeopardize her place on the team, and also her future.

Delia's not the only one with a secret. Her potential boyfriend, Randy, has one too — his dad has been missing for weeks, and Randy hasn't told anyone for fear he'll be put in a foster home. But he is running out of money and getting scared.

The one thing that isn't a secret is that their classmates, the Tolliver twins, are out to cause trouble. With their skull caps, angry demeanors, and hints of violence emanating from even the way they stalk down the school halls, they seem to enjoy intimidating the other kids. But will they cross the line from intimidation to violence?

With consummate skill and an uncanny ability to capture how real kids think, act, and feel, Tears of a Tiger author Sharon M. Draper weaves these three stories tighter and tighter, creating a novel that tingles with suspense and emotion.

Synopsis:

Delia loves Double Dutch jump roping. And she's good at it. Really good. But Delia is using her success to mask an embarrassing secret: She doesn't know how to read.

About the Author

Sharon M. Draper lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years. She has been active in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is board-certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was named National Teacher of the Year in 1997. Her books include Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire (winner of the 1998 Coretta Scott King award), Romiette and Julio, and most recently, Darkness Before Dawn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689842306
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Author:
Gabbidon, O'Lanso
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Dyslexia
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Contests
Subject:
Rope skipping
Subject:
Cincinnati
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10.325 oz
Age Level:
from 11 up to 14

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