Tuesday, August 6, 2019

SUBSTITUTE TROUBLE by Karen English. Illus. by Laura Freeman. New York: Clarion Books, 2013. 108p. ISBN: 978-054761565-3 hc. $5.99, Gr. 1-4 JUV
Deja is distressed when her teacher has an accident and a substitute teacher takes over. The first substitute teacher struggles with some students who decided to create chaos in the classroom. Deja and her friend Nikki have to decide whether they are going to join in, just sit back and watch, or find a way to help the substitute teacher. They decide to help and it goes awry.  The second substitute teacher is more authoritarian and the chaos is contained.  The book ends abruptly when Deja's teacher returns to school. This is book 6  in a series of books about Nikki and Deja - two African American friends.
Jolene Hetherington, Teacher, Munising School Public Library, Munising, MI

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