The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

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Maverick hasn’t had an easy time. His father died when he was pretty young — well, Maverick is still pretty young, just starting sixth grade — and his home life isn’t pretty. His mother has had a string of abusive boyfriends and is either about to be fired or has just been fired for not showing up, caused by her excessive drinking. Needless to say, Maverick has to take care of himself. The one thing he has from his father is a sheriff’s badge he keeps as a reminder of his father’s heroics and the hero Maverick can be. Sixth grade is a new start, and, even though he is the smallest, he will stand up for himself and anyone else being bullied. But trying to do the right thing might seem wrong to others, and Assistant Principal Mr. Overbye doesn’t tolerate trouble. It doesn’t take long for Maverick to make The Bee’s acquaintance.

Author Jordan Sonnenblick tells a page-turner of a story about Maverick and his troubles that will have kids riveted. Great characters, a perfect setting, and strong writing will carry readers through. Even though it’s a little preachy at the end, this is a winner.


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Author Jordan Sonnenblick
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 208 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 2017-Aug-29
ISBN 9780545863209
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Issue December 2017
Category Tweens
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