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Nothing but the Truth

by Avi


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    • Grades: 7 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
    Newbery Honor ; Newbery Author
    • Format: Paperback Book
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When Philip hums along during his school's rendition of the National Anthem, he sets off a chain of events that turn the offense into a national scandal.

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In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriotism, and respect, ninth-grader Philip Malloy is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class.

But he gets more than he bargained for when he breaks the school's policy of silence during the national anthem. By humming along, he creates a crisis that becomes the focus of the nation's attention.

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    • Grades: 7 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-17415-2

About the Author

Avi has published many acclaimed books for young readers since he began writing in 1970, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead as well as the Newbery Honor Books The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and N