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Paperboy By Vince Vawter

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This book gives $1.25. High Five!

Paperboy By Vince Vawter

$16.99 $12.24


Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this coming-of-age novel set in the segregated South is about a boy who stutters, and the summer that changes his life.

An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend's paper route for the month of July, he knows he'll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything. 

The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble--and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger.

  • Age Range: 10 and up 
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385742444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385742443
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
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