Nikki and Deja (Hardcover)

Substitute Trouble: Nikki and Deja, Book Six

By Karen English, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780547615653, 112pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/12/2009)
Hardcover (3/20/2012)
Paperback (1/3/2011)
Prebound (1/12/2009)
Hardcover (12/1/2007)
Prebound (1/3/2011)
Prebound (1/12/2009)
Hardcover (1/18/2010)
Hardcover (1/1/2010)
Hardcover (1/1/2011)

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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?

    Here is another charming entry in a chapter book series about African American girls praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.

About the Author

Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of It All Comes Down to This, a Kirkus Prize Finalist, as well as the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for young readers, including the Nikki and Deja and Carver Chronicles series, and Natalie's Hair Was Wild, which she also wrote. Laura grew up in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. Instagram: @laurafreemanart Twitter: @LauraFreemanArt.

Praise For Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble: Nikki and Deja, Book Six

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."