Armstrong And Charlie by Steven B. FrankArmstrong And Charlie by Steven B. Frank

Armstrong And Charlie

bySteven B. Frank

Hardcover | March 7, 2017

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Charlie isn't looking forward to sixth grade. After all, if he starts sixth grade, chances are he'll finish it. And when he does, he'll be older than his older brother ever was. Armstrong isn't looking forward to sixth grade, either. This year, he'll have to wake up at five thirty to ride a bus to an all-white school in the Hollywood Hills.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspWhen Armstrong and Charlie are assigned seats next to each other, what starts as a rivalry becomes a close friendship. Set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, Armstrong and Charlie is the hilarious, heartwarming tale of two boys from opposite worlds. Different, yet the same.&nbsp
Steven B. Frank is the author of  The Pen Commandments: A Guide for the Beginning Writer.   He teaches middle school at Le Lycee Français de Los Angeles and lives in Laurel Canyon, California.  Armstrong and Charlie  was inspired by his own sixth grade year at Wonderland Avenue Elementary. 
Title:Armstrong And CharlieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.99 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544826086

ISBN - 13:9780544826083


Editorial Reviews

Armstrong and Charlie are endearing and layered protagonists worth cheering for." - Horn Book "? will have readers cheering." - Bulletin * " Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences." - Kirkus, starred review "This uplifting and touching exploration of friendship, with a vivid setting, is a solid addition to most middle school libraries." -School Library Journal Armstrong and Charlie is one of those distinctly American books that speaks to us of who we are. It warns us of those forces that divide us, and celebrates the strength of those who can overcome them. Armstrong and Charlie are real kids, and their friendship is a real friendship, and their conflicts are real, and their courageous solutions are real as well. This novel is an exultation of hope - and a dang good story to boot. - Gary Schmidt, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now "