8th Grade Superstar by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich8th Grade Superstar by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

8th Grade Superstar

byOlugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Paperback | June 1, 2011

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Ever since a deeply unfortunate incident earlier this year, Reggie's been known as "Pukey" McKnight at his Brooklyn middle school. He wants to turn his image around, and the elections for school president are coming up; but with his notorious nickname and "nothing" social status, he wouldn't stand a chance, if he even had the courage to run.

Then Reggie gets involved with a local homeless shelter. Inspired by two of the clients there, 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.

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich grew up in the United States, Nigeria, and Kenya, and studied writing with Paula Danziger and Madeline L'Engle. She loves in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:8th Grade SuperstarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.56 × 5.25 × 0.82 inPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545097258

ISBN - 13:9780545097253

Appropriate for ages: 9


Editorial Reviews

Praise for 8th Grade Superzero"Rhuday-Perkovich delivers a masterful debut, telling a layered middle-school tale filled with characters who are delightfully flawed and, more importantly, striving to overcome those flaws." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"A good-hearted, nuanced story of a young man who dares to be more than his place in a middle-school social hierarchy." -Kirkus Reviews"8th Grade Superzero offers a refreshing look into the world of middle school. There are the typical self-centered students, the bullies, and the jocks, but Reggie is an example of a misfit who just might have found a way to shine." -eenReadToo.com"...deeply earnest and unafraid to overtly address complex social issues..." -Publishers Weekly BEA Show Daily