Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman - ESSENTIAL

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman, 288 pages.  Balzer + Bray (Harper), 2019.  $17.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: G (some mild anger management problems)



Kiana, Parker, Elaine, Aldo, Rahim, and Barnstorm – they are the 8thgrade Unteachables. And their teacher, Mr. Kermit? If he can make it until June, he will be able to retire from a school and town that gave up on him long ago, through no mistake of his, so he also checked out too. But the superintendent has it out for him.  Is there something about these kids that can remind him what he loved about teaching? Is there something about him that can reach these kids?

Korman’s book is pure joy! I can’t think of a single kid, or adult who works with kids for that matter, who wouldn’t love reading this. What an awesome read aloud for any class.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS

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