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A Day for Vincent Chin and Me

Jacqueline Turner Banks


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Sixth-graders Tommy, Angela, Faye, and the twins, Judge and Jury Jenkins, have been friends forever. Now they re faced with new problems and need to find new solutions to themeven if it means breaking the law. How can they help prevent an inevitable accident on Tommy's street other than to try to stop cars from speeding past Tommy's young, deaf neighbor? Not only must the Posse mastermind a plan, but Tommy must confront his doubts about his mother's participation in a rally to fight racism. The last thing Tommy wants is to be singled out as a Japanese American, so why does his mother insist on drawing attention to his family? But once he and his friends find their own cause, Tommy discovers common ground with his mother and comes to understand what it means to fight for something you believe in.

Praise For A Day for Vincent Chin and Me

"The crisp writing and active plot will draw readers in.” —School Library Journal School Library Journal

“Thought-provoking but not pushy, this should resonate with a variety of readers.” —The Bulletin Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618131990, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2001