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Chevrolet Saturdays
     

Chevrolet Saturdays

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by Candy Dawson Boyd
 

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Last year, Joey was the best science student in Miss Alder's fourth-grade class. But last year, he didn't have to deal with a teacher who didn't like him, a class bully, or a new stepfather. Mr. johnson seems to be a good man, adn Joey's mother loves him, but Joey just wants his real family back. Then Mr. Johnson brings home the pickup truck he hopes will launch

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Last year, Joey was the best science student in Miss Alder's fourth-grade class. But last year, he didn't have to deal with a teacher who didn't like him, a class bully, or a new stepfather. Mr. johnson seems to be a good man, adn Joey's mother loves him, but Joey just wants his real family back. Then Mr. Johnson brings home the pickup truck he hopes will launch his contracting business. He wants Joey to help, but Joey isn't sure he's ready to take the chance.

"While celebrating ths importance of honesty, integrity, and supportive damily relationships, Boyd also tries to reise consciousness on family issues."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140368598
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
321,472
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Candy Dawson Boyd (born August 8, 1946) is an American writer, activist and educator, and is the author of a number of books for young readers. Boyd writes children's books that are "inspiring, positive, and realistic." Themes in her work include love, friendship, death, rejection, personal responsibility, taking care of others and coping with failure. Many of her books focus around African American youth and aim to fight African-American stereotypes. Her books also pull influence from her experience in the Civil Rights movement. Her first book, A Circle of Gold, was awarded a Coretta Scott King Award.

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a lot like real life. A young African American boy going through some rough days; not having it so easy at home; always bringing a bad note home to mamma; and having a hard time standing on his own two feet. And even more problems that follow. But in the end, everything is alright. You will hold your head high. I enjoyed this book because it taught me to go for my dreams and be brave and have a good amount of pride in myself. In this book, I feel as if I am hanging out with the characters. To use my imagination, I take people that I am familiar with, like my cousins and people on TV, to be the characters in the story. In closing, Cheverolet Saturdays is an excellent book, especially if you want to learn a lesson.