Playing the Cards You’re Dealtby Varian Johnson
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- Grades: 4 - 7
- Ages: 9 - 12
Can Anthony win the spades tournament like all the other men in his family have before him?
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Then Ant’s best friend gets grounded, and he’s forced to find another spades partner. And Shirley, the new girl in his class, isn’t exactly who he has in mind. She talks a whole lot of trash—way more than his old partner. Plus he’s not sure that his father wants him playing with a girl. But she’s smart and tough and pretty, and she knows every card trick in the book. So Ant decides to join forces with Shirley—and keep his plans a secret.
Only it turns out secrets are another Joplin man tradition. And his father is hiding one so big it may tear their family apart.…