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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist with fresh, beautiful new designs and new author prefaces and discussion guides.
Ninth grader Philip Malloy is forbidden to join the track team because of his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred into a different homeroom. Instead of standing silently during the national anthem, he hums along. And ends up on trial.
This 1992 Newbery Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Book, and "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year is available once again. Avi tells the story of an outspoken teen who finds himself on an unexpected trial.