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Schooled

by Gordon Korman

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A truly hilarious book of stereotypes. I really did enjoy the book. It was very funny, but the homeschooler was extremely stereotyped. Stereotyped beyond the normal stereotypes. Very, very few homeschoolers actually behave like that, and if this book is a person's first introduction with the concept of homeschooling, than it's possible that they will pick up the stereotypes and force them on the next homeschooler they meet.

Watch this video, and this one if you were drawn into the stereotypes contained in this book. ( )
  NicoleSch | Jun 1, 2016 |
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 |
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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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