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CBC Showcase:
Jack Strong Takes a Stand
Ages 8-12
ISBN: 9781596438361
Price: $15.99
Published by: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Jack Strong Takes a Stand

by 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.


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