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Schooled

by Gordon Korman

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With regard to multiculturalism, I chose to read/review this book because it addresses the idea of being different and adapting to life in a foreign environment without calling out/to a specific (or familiar) demographic, allowing it to be accessible across the board. This book allows for the SEL conversations to be enriched as groups talk about judgment, cliques, perspective, being new, not fitting in, and appreciating others and having tolerance. I have small groups reading this book now and each one is loving it. I can see this being a great book for reluctant readers. The best element of this book is that the way situations and reactions are detailed and depicted allow for laugh out loud moments, and strong mental imagery. ( )
  AKcensorfree | Feb 27, 2016 |
A fun read, although as a foster parent, some of the child protective services bits seemed unrealistic, but overlookable. Grandma's turnaround was a little drastic! ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
A fun read, although as a foster parent, some of the child protective services bits seemed unrealistic, but overlookable. Grandma's turnaround was a little drastic! ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
A fun read, although as a foster parent, some of the child protective services bits seemed unrealistic, but overlookable. Grandma's turnaround was a little drastic! ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
Gordon Korman has a great way of setting his young characters in unusual but humorous situations and leading his readers on a fun journey discovering the twists and turns of what happens next.

Capricorn Anderson has been raised and homeschooled on a two-person commune by his grandmother, Rain. He's been brought up on the values of 1960s hippies, so when Rain breaks her hip and he is thrust into a foster care situation, the contemporary world clashes with his commune upbringing. The biggest conflict is at the middle school he attends while Rain is in rehabilitation: Cap effectively becomes the school nerd du jour and in a class prank, is voted 8th grade president. Cap's complete naivete about how things work is amusing entertainment for the rest of the school, but his purity of heart begins to touch student after student, until he develops a cult-like status, much to the dismay of Zach Powers, the presumed king of the 8th grade.
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  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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For my Aunt Shirley
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I was thirteen the first time I saw a police officer up close.
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After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.
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Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.… (more)

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