Monday, July 4, 2011

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall
234 pages

In 2002 an urban middle school in Cleveland completed a Stage 7 tetrahedron in an attempt to break a record for Guinness Book of World Records. It consisted of 16,384 smaller tetrahedrons. This is a fictionalized account of what some of the students lives might have been like growing up in a community such as this. James in a home with a father gone due to drug problems and a brother headed the same way, Sharice in a home with a neglectful foster mother, Marcel hoping the make it out of the family's failing BBQ joint, Shandell wishing nothing more that to be calm and plain. They all came together to work on this math club project. Amazingly touching story.

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