Armstrong & Charlie by Frank, Steven (#1377AK7)


Armstrong & Charlie

by Frank, Steven
Paperback Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017


From the Publisher
During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program,  Armstrong and Charlie learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s. Charlie isn&;t looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he&;ll finish it, and he&;ll be older than his older brother ever was. Armstrong isn&;t looking forward to sixth grade either. He&;ll have to wake up at five thirty to ride a bus to an all-white school in the Hollywood Hills. When they are assigned seats next to each other, what starts as a rivalry becomes a close friendship. Set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, Armstrong and Charlie is the hilarious, heartwarming tale of two boys from opposite worlds. Different, yet the same.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 01/01/17
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 04/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 09/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 02/01/17
  • School Library Journal, 03/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date: April 3, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 310 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-32894-166-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-32894-166-4
  • Follett Number: 1377AK7
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.1
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 8
  • AR Quiz: 187751EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.7
  • Reading Counts Points: 15
  • Lexile: 630L