I Am Not Joey Pigza (Paperback)
Square Fish, 9780312661007, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Joey's dad is back and he's handing out hundred dollar bills.
He's also changed his name from Carter Pigza to Charles Heinz.
Joey's mom thinks it's perfectly normal because she used to be Fran and now she's Maria.
Now Charles and Maria are calling Joey a new name, too.
And it turns out they were never divorced. They're even renewing their vows.
And the whole family is going to run a diner together.
Should Joey's parents really be the ones making all the decisions around here?
This title has Common Core connections.
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Praise For I Am Not Joey Pigza…
“Life becomes even more complicated for the wired sixth grader . . . hilarious.”—Booklist, Starred Review
“Stands well on its own, though anyone new to Joey’s saga will want to read more. This is Gantos at his best, and that’s saying a lot.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Another wild ride—over serious terrain.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Gantos tells the tale with unfailing humor, delicious wordplay, and many hilarious scenes.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“Joey steadfastly remains on his path of self-knowledge.”—VOYA
“Gantos is wise and subtle in his exploration of his hero’s identity dilemma.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Readers will admire Joey’s genuine desire to make his parents proud and laugh at his zany perspectives.”—International Reading Association
“Middle grade readers who know Joey will be happy to see his return.”—TeenReadsToo.com