All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

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Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

AllRise.jpegI loved All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook (Katherine Tegen Books, 2016) by Leslie Connor! I'd have chosen it for a Newbery award. It's a heart-wrenching story. I love Perry--I know, I'm gushing.

Perry T. Cook is pretty much a normal eleven-year-old, well, except for the part that he lives in a prison. But he gets to go "outside" to school. And this way he gets to be with his mom every day--she's a resident on Cell Block C. Until the new district attorney discovers this arrangement at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility and Perry is forced into foster care with the same DA's family.

This story has a host of interesting characters. Did I say I love Perry?

Leslie Connor writes for Middle Grade readers, younger readers, and for teens. You can be entertained on her website while you check out those other books. I recommend reading her "My Life" page. I'm off to check out more of her books...

But meanwhile, really, read this book!

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