1964: After Arthur throws a brick at the “Junk Man,” he expects to go to juvie. Instead, the Junk Man—James Hampton—asks for Arthur’s help collecting foil, mirrors, and more for a mysterious project. Author’s note, with black-and-white photographs of James Hampton, his artwork, and reproductions of his writing.
The Seventh Most Important ThingBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780553497298 Format: Print Book Edition: Library edition with trade jacket added Publisher: Knopf Page Count: 288 Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.1, Points: 8 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.6, Points: 14 Lexile: Level: 760L Awards & Honors: Booklist 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Arts
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade
ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers
100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Fiction
Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2016, Historical Fiction
ILA Teachers’ Choices, 2016 Reading List
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Coming of Age
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