Seventh Most Important Thing

Author Shelley Pearsall
Language English
ISBN: 9780553497281,

State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Rhode Island Middle School Book Award; None 2018-2018

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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 4.6
Interest Level 6-8
Title Point Value 14

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Reviews :

Morgan, Louise (BRB Missouri)
What is your one (or seventh) important thing? Shelley Pearsall takes the Smithsonian exhibit by James Hampton and turns it into a piece of historical fiction that allows her to demonstrate creative, compassionate transformation. The historical fiction is set in modern D.C., where protagonist teenager Arthur T. Owens has lost his father, and is struggling along with his mother and sister to make a new life. He has a strange encounter with the Junk Man (a fictionalization of Hampton) which results in curious friendships and revelations. A tender story with lightness and depth, the reader learns about the importance of everything and everybody. The author's notes at the back of the book provide some historical facts to complement the fiction.
(ISBN: 9780553497281)

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