Richard Peck - 'The Best Man' (RESCHEDULED!)
Newbery Medalist and Honor recipient (A Year Down Yonder; A Long Way from Chicago) Richard Peck returns to us on Thursday, May 4, at 5 pm with The Best Man. He tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos. Archer Magill has spent five years of grade school in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the architect; his dad, the vintage car customizer; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth—Mr. McLeod, a teacher. But then comes change: middle school, puberty, his voice. Every day is filled with insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be. For ages 9+.
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