A new title in a chapter book series featuring African American and Latino boys that's full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.
Third-grader Richard and his friends are just four days away from setting a record for excellent behavior and earning a classroom pizza party when disaster strikes—their beloved teacher is out sick, and the strictest, meanest substitute has taken her place! Will their dreams of pizza be dashed when the sub suspects that some of them have been cheating?
This gently humorous installment in a chapter-book series about a diverse group of elementary schoolers by Coretta Scott King honoree Karen English offers spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action.---from the publisher
128 pages 978-1328494627 Ages 6-9
Keywords: African American, African American author, school issues, substitute teacher, diversity, diverse books, humor, part of a series, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old
Read alikes: Ellray Jakes series; Nikki and Deja series