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The Resource Bucking the Sarge

Bucking the Sarge

Label
Bucking the Sarge
Title
Bucking the Sarge
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Paul Curtis
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Language
eng
Summary
Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.As his best friend Sparky says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic."And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off the sucker path."The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther's just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge's Evil Empire—but he's about to bust out.If Luther wins the science fair this year, he'll be on track for college and a future as America's best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he's got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint's finest undertaker—and the love of Luther's life.Sparky's escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world's scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther's mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE'M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge's go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules.Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way.Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963:"An exceptional first novel."—Publishers Weekly, Starred"Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."—School Library Journal, StarredPraise for Bud, Not Buddy:"Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud."—School Library Journal, StarredFrom the Hardcover edition
Summary
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Great Lakes Book Awards, Children's category, 2005.
  • Golden Kite Award for Fiction, 2004.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Fiction, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
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Index
no index present
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1000
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
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Target audience
adolescent
Label
Bucking the Sarge
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OVERDRIVE:b5b17da2-5312-4f80-a908-61739f99f754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307567253
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Label
Bucking the Sarge
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b5b17da2-5312-4f80-a908-61739f99f754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307567253
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optical disk

Library Locations

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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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