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The Perfect Shot
Contributor(s): Alphin, Elaine Marie (Author)

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ISBN: 0761381384     ISBN-13: 9780761381389
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab (R)
OUR PRICE: $8.49  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2011
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2005003159
Age Level: 11-18
Grade Level: 6-13
Lexile Measure: 920(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.1" H x 5.4" W x 8.2" (1.00 lbs) 360 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
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Quiz #: 101802
Reading Level: 6.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
 
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Someone murdered Brian's girfriend, Amanda. The police think it was her father. Brian isn't so sure. But everyone he knows is telling him to move on, get over it, focus on the present. Focus on basketball. Focus on hitting the perfect shot. Brian hopes that the system will work for Amanda and her father. An innocent man couldn't be wrongly convicted, could he?

But then Brian does a school project on Leo Frank, a Jewish man lynched decades ago for the murder of a teenage girl--a murder he didn't commit. Worse still, Brian's teammate Julius gets arrested for nothing more than being a black kid in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brian can't deny any longer that the system is flawed.

As Amanda's father goes on trial, Brian admits to himself that he knows something that could break the case. But if he comes forward, will the real killer try for another perfect shot--this time against Brian?


Contributor Bio(s): Alphin, Elaine Marie: -

Since her first novel for young readers appeared in 1991, Elaine Marie Alphin published 27 books for young people and one for adults (about writing for young people). Elaine wrote for readers of all ages, from Davy Crockett in Lerner's History Makers series for beginning readers up through teenage mysteries such as Counterfeit Son, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult mystery. Elaine loved research, and that love impacted all of her writing, from biographies for middle grade readers like I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight: A Story About John Paul Jones in the Creative Minds series through young adult fiction such as the history-inspired mystery, The Perfect Shot to the stand-alone nonfiction young adult book An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank.


 
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