Published by: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Jack Strong Takes a Standby Tommy Greenwald
Jack Strong just want to be a kid, but his parents have overscheduled his week with every extracurricular activity under the sun: tennis, baseball, cello, karate, and Chinese language lessons–all on top of regular homework. His parents want him to be “well-rounded” and prepared for those crucial college applications. Jack’s not even in high school yet! Fed up, Jack stages a sit-in on his couch, refusing to get up until his parents let him quit some of his extracurriculars. But as Jack’s protest gains major momentum, it becomes clear that this sit-in may be getting a bit out of hand.
From the author of the popular Charlie Joe Jackson series comes a hilarious story of one overscheduled student who takes a stand . . . by sitting down.