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Eighth-Grade Superzero
by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

    Publication Date: Jun 01, 2011
    List Price: $6.99
    Format: Paperback, 352 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780545097253
    Imprint: Arthur A. Levine Books
    Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
    Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

    Paperback Description:

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    After the worst first day back *ever*, Reggie’s been nicknamed “Pukey” McKnight at his Brooklyn school. He wants to turn his image around, but he has other things on his mind as well: his father, who’s out of a job; his best friends, Joe C. (who’s a little too White) and Ruthie (who’s a little too intense); his ex-best friend Donovan, who’s now a jerk; and of course, the beautiful Mialonie. The elections for school president are coming up, but with his notorious nickname and “nothing” social status, Reggie wouldn’t stand a chance, if he even had the courage to run.

    Then Reggie gets involved with a local homeless shelter. Inspired by the clients there—especially Charlie, a five-year-old kid who becomes his official “Little Buddy”— he begins to think about making a difference, both in the world and at school. Pukey for President? It can happen… if he starts believing.

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