A Day for Vincent Chin and Me

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By Jacqueline Turner Banks
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
A Day for Vincent Chin and Me
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Sixthgraders Tommy, Angela, Faye, and the twins, Judge and Jury Jenkins, have been friends forever. Now theyre faced with new problems and need to find new solutions to them even if it means breaking the law. How can they help prevent an inevitable accident on Tommys street other than to try to stop cars from speeding past Tommys young, deaf neighbor? Not only must the Posse mastermind a plan, but Tommy must confront his doubts about his mothers participation in a rally to fight racism. The last thing Tommy wants is to be singled out as a Japanese American, so why does his mother insist on drawing attention to his family? But once he and his friends find their own cause, Tommy discovers common ground with his mother and comes to understand what it means to fight for something you believe in.

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24505 words24,505 words
112 pages112 pages
Lexile 700LLexile 700L
Grade 3 to 6Grade 3 to 6
Published 2001Published 2001

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Book ISBN:

061813199X

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