Monday, May 14, 2018

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
Leslie Connor

About the Book

Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth—and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home.

When Perry moves to the “outside” world, he feels trapped. Desperate to be reunited with his mom, Perry goes on a quest for answers about her past crime. As he gets closer to the truth, he will discover that love makes people resilient no matter where they come from . . . but can he find a way to tell everyone what home truly means?

Click here to read a sample of the book 

Click here to read an excerpt from ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK.

Author's Website

About the Author

After graduating with a degree in fine art, Leslie was more interested in illustrating children’s books than writing them. But the ideas kept coming and she finally realized she better write them down!
In the morning, she and her three rescue dogs hike or ski the trails by her home in the Connecticut woods; Leslie lives there with her husband.

Discussion Questions

Vocabulary Activity
Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.