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Teaching The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit

Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can&#8217;t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who&#8217;s dealt with a lot more&#8212;and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down&#8212;in this &#8220;vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace&#8221; (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) from the Coretta Scott King &#8211; John Steptoe Award&#8211;winning author of <i>When I Was the Greatest</i>.<BR><BR>Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died&#8212;although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cl

Jason Reynolds
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RL.3 - Characters & Plot

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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