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Jack Strong Takes a Stand

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Jack Strong Takes a Stand

Jack Strong just wants to be a regular kid. But his parents have overscheduled his week with every extracurricular activity under the sun: tennis, baseball, cello, karate, tutoring, and Chinese language lessons --- all on top of regular homework. His parents want him to be “well-rounded” and prepared for those crucial college applications. Jack’s just about had enough.
And so, in Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwald, he stages a sit-in on his couch and refuses to get up until his parents let him quit some of the extracurriculars. As Jack’s protest gains momentum, he attracts a local television host who is interested in doing a segment about him. Tensions rise as counter-protesters camp out across the street from Jack and his couch. Jack’s enjoying this newfound attention, but he’s worried that this sit-in may have gone too far.

Jack Strong Takes a Stand
by Tommy Greenwald

  • Publication Date: September 24, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN-10: 1596438363
  • ISBN-13: 9781596438361