09 April 2010
Holmes, Sara. Operation Yes. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2009.
Finally, I have found another book that I can read out loud to my class. This book is just plain fun. It is the story of a 6th grade class and their first-year teacher. Her mission is to win a grant to create a theatre group, and she wants to use her students as the guinea pigs. After her brother returns wounded from the Middle East, she loses her enthusiasm for her project. But the students take over where she left off, and they go above and beyond what could possibly be expected for a room of 11-year olds.
The setting, the characters, the plot - all of these things keep the reader turning the next page. And this book, unlike so many other teen books recently published, is clean. Yes, folks, it is possible to write an entire book without using profanity. Really.