Charter School General [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the City of Brotherly Love, where murder and school graduation rates plaque a once great city, only one person can fight the evil ones in the name of liberty and justice. Only one person emerges with powers untold in the human world. He’s a force to be reckoned with! He is so powerful that animals take orders from him, as soldiers do from a general.

In this story, only one brain amongst millions evolves with the ability to lead an army of ...
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Charter School General

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Overview

In the City of Brotherly Love, where murder and school graduation rates plaque a once great city, only one person can fight the evil ones in the name of liberty and justice. Only one person emerges with powers untold in the human world. He’s a force to be reckoned with! He is so powerful that animals take orders from him, as soldiers do from a general.

In this story, only one brain amongst millions evolves with the ability to lead an army of animals in defense of the Liberty Bell — a bell that once rang for independence and today is a symbol of our freedom. One kid trying to stop terrorists who meet at the zoo to plan their attack.

One kid, one brain, and zoo animals in the defense of freedom. The battle begins…
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Editorial Reviews

Drexel University - Dr. Fredricka Reisman
“I could not put this book down. The main character, Jamil Jamil, reveals the heart of so many of our African American students in urban settings. The author has captured the essence of Jamil Jamil — courageous, lonely, creative, isolated, has a great grandmother who supplements a crack head mother, and he has a smart, engaging personality. The setting is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the time is now."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148753971
  • Publisher: Gold Sun Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/19/2013
  • Series: Jamil's Animal Army , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 1,343,063
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Ron Costello spent his life dreaming about playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, which explains why he wasn’t at the top of his high school class.

When he suddenly realized he wasn’t good enough — actually, the scouts and Phillies personnel were dead wrong, they miss a few sometimes — he had to start dreaming about something else.
So he created Jamil Jamil.

He got the idea when he quit his real job and taught in a charter school for one year. He faced five classes a day of inner city children, grades four through eight, social studies. As he was trying to get Columbus across the Atlantic — sailing west — this story popped into his mind. The truth is that at the end of the day he was so tired from teaching that he took a nap and dreamt about Jamil Jamil, the charter school general.

Other than that one dreadful year, Ron worked at major universities where he could close his office door and go to sleep, and no one would notice. Actually, he could have left his door open and curled up under his desk but snoring runs in his family. You see his problem.

Ron is currently Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Drexel University. It’s a big fancy title that makes him feel like a big-shot who can boss people around. In reality, he doesn’t have anyone he can boss around, he just thinks he does. So, let him think it.

Something interesting about the Charter School General is that many of the names in the book are the first names of students Ron had while teaching in the charter school. Plus, some of the scenes in the book actually happened, such as — if you read the book — chapter two.

Now Ron is dreaming that he will become a rich author, so he and his wife can sail around the world and eat bon bons all day with their feet up. He’s happy that he wrote Charter School General, and hopes that you will buy a book because here’s what he found out:

Anything is easier than teaching!
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