Sunday, April 3, 2011

100 -- The Cruisers

Day 103 -- Book 100
The Cruisers -- Walter Dean Myers

Zander and his friends are known as the Cruisers at the gifted and talented school they attend in Harlem. That is also the name of their unauthorized school newspaper. Instead of kicking them out of school like he wants, the assistant principal gives the Cruisers an extra assignment. While the eighth grade class is studying the Civil War, they have been divided into the Union and Confederate. The Cruisers must make peace between the two sides.

They also all have issues at home. Zander lives with his mother. His father and stepmother live in Seattle and wants Zande to move in with them.

There is a sequel. Checkmate will be released on August 1, 2011.

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