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Eighth-Grade Superzero

Eighth-Grade Superzero

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Change the world with the book Publishers Weekly called "a masterful debut"!

Ever since a deeply unfortunate incident earlier this year, Reggie's been known as "Pukey" McKnight at his high-intensity Brooklyn middle school. He wants to turn his image around, but he has other things on his mind as well: his father, who's out of a job; his best friends, Ruthie and Joe C.; his former best friend Donovan, who's now become a jerk; and of course, the beautiful Mialonie. The elections for school president are coming up, but with his notorious nickname and "nothing" social status, Reggie wouldn't stand a chance, if he even had the courage to run.

Then Reggie gets involved with a local homeless shelter. Haunted by two of the clients there — George, a once-proud man who shares his interest in comic books, and Charlie, a six-year-old kid — he begins to think about making a difference, both in the world and at school. Pukey for President? It can happen...if he starts believing.

10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich has worked as a freelance writer and contributing editor at various magazines, and has developed educational materials geared to educators and students. 8th Grade Superzero is her first novel.

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