The Best Manby Richard Peck
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- Grades: 4 - 7
- Ages: 9 - 13
When his two main role models in life decide to get married, Archer Magill finds himself the best man at a gay wedding.
Award-Winning Author, Strong Contemporary Relevance, Discussing Same-Sex Parents and Partnerships, Lots of Laughter and Tears Along the Way
Topics and Themes:
Middle School, Role Models, Teachers and Students, Family, Gay Marriage, Small-Town Life
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But in the midst of it all comes middle school and puberty. Archer doesn’t see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. He wonders how much change has to happen before his voice changes. Then a really big revelation comes: he’s asked to be the best man at the wedding of two of his role models.
Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel about a boy on his way to being the best man he can be.