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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
AllRiseI 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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