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andlt;Bandgt;Thief!andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; When Phil sees another kid wearing his brother's jacket, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself.

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A thought-provoking exploration of prejudice from the master of the school story When Phil sees his younger brother's jacket on another kid, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself. Best-selling author Andrew Clements's timely, deceptively short, and simple story will make readers look at the world around them in a new way.

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Thief!

When Phil sees another kid wearing his brother's jacket, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself.

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Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

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1beast40, October 30, 2008 (view all comments by 1beast40)
It seems like it will be a great book.
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aidenown, January 2, 2007 (view all comments by aidenown)
This book is about a young boy in the sixth grade who sees an African-American wearing his younger brother's jacket while he is dropping off his brother's lunchmoney and grabs him and tells him to give it back. They go to the principal and Daniel (young African-American) says his grandmother gave it to him. Phil says it will say something Italian, and it does. Daniel knew it would say that, so he told the principal to call his mom and ask her. She says it was a present for him. After this incident, Phil starts to look around. He sees that his neighborhood is mostly all white. A couple Hispanic people- but no African-Americans. Phil then starts to think. Would he have made the same assumption if the person he saw wearing the jacket wasn't African American? He starts to think if he is racist or prejudiced like his father is. Well, I'm not going to tell you everything, you'll need to read it to see it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689860102
ill.:
Henderson, McDavid
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Henderson, McDavid
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Author:
Spanier, Ian
Author:
Henderson, McDavid
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Education
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Aladdin Fiction
Series Volume:
280
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; bandamp;w interior illustration
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 2.555 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , A thought-provoking exploration of prejudice from the master of the school story When Phil sees his younger brother's jacket on another kid, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself. Best-selling author Andrew Clements's timely, deceptively short, and simple story will make readers look at the world around them in a new way.
"Synopsis" by , Thief!

When Phil sees another kid wearing his brother's jacket, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself.

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