Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble by Karen EnglishNikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble by Karen English

Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble

byKaren EnglishIllustratorLaura Freeman

Paperback | July 8, 2014

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Deja is dismayed to learn that her teacher has had an accident and a substitute will be taking her place. Under the new sub's care, nothing is the same in Room Ten. A few of the class troublemakers plot to take advantage of the clueless teacher, and soon other students join in. Should Nikki and Deja go along with the rest of the kids in tormenting him? Should they help him out by tattling on their classmates? Or is there another way to handle the situation?&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Here is another charming entry in a chapter book series about African American girls praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.
Karen English, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Francie,  is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Los Angeles, California.   Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for children. She grew up in New York City and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her website at www.lf...
Title:Nikki and Deja: Substitute TroubleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.32 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544223888

ISBN - 13:9780544223882


Editorial Reviews

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"English sympathetically captures Deja and Nikki's uneasiness when their school days go off-kilter, and no solution is in sight. . . . Another slice of elementary-school life in the Nikki and Deja chapter-book series, one of the few to feature African American characters."