All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
by Leslie Connor
A book about a child born in raised in a prison. And it’s not a downer, not at all. Filled with quirky characters and so much love, it is sure to be a favorite for many readers.
The action plot is exciting – what will happen if people find out? How will Perry’s life change? How will his mom endure without him by her side?
A thoughtful emotional plot really focuses on how we define home and family. The title permeates the entire text: rise up. Get out of bed. Take a class. Do your chores. Make a plan. Rise yourself up from where you are.
Source: Public Library ebook
I highly recommend this book for all readers grade 6 and up