Does This School Have Capital Punishment?

Does This School Have Capital Punishment Sam s oral history project about a legendary jazz musician and a dispute with a troublemaking classmate enliven his first year at Burr Academy

  • Title: Does This School Have Capital Punishment?
  • Author: Nat Hentoff
  • ISBN: 9780435123291
  • Page: 283
  • Format: None
  • Sam s oral history project about a legendary jazz musician and a dispute with a troublemaking classmate enliven his first year at Burr Academy.

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    1. Sam is a good kid who is compulsively honest. He gets into trouble when a kid he doesn’t like throws a marijuana cigarette at him in the locker room and then leaves. Just then a teacher comes in and catches him and he is almost expelled. Only his reputation for always telling the truth saves him. Throughout this story Sam interviews an old Jazz trumpet player and makes friends with him. This friendship turns out to be extremely important in resolving the story. All in all I thought this was an [...]

    2. I'm reading quite a few YA books this year, in order to write Accelerated Reader tests for them for my library. This one presented the philosophy that music can fix many ills, and since I agree, I enjoyed it!

    3. Nearly 30 years since I first read this. I still find the jazz descriptions difficult to read & follow. Otherwise, a good book with interesting ideas

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