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A Day For Vincent Chin And Me

Jacqueline Turner Banks


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2001)
Prebound (5/30/2005)


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 them—even if it means breaking the law. How can they help prevent an inevitable accident on Tommy’s street, other than by trying 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?

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

Clarion Books, 9780618548798, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2005

About the Author

Jacqueline Turner Banks is the author of three previous young adult novels, Project Wheels, The New One, and Egg-Drop Blues, all of which feature the animated exploits of the Posse. Formerly a teacher, Ms. Banks now devotes herself full-time as a writer and literary agent. She lives with her family in Sacramento, California.