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Middle Grade Book Takes on Bullying, Science, Diversity and Time Travel-Now Free for Teachers

Title: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder: Bending Time

by BB

What is it like to be a ten-year-old black American genius and scientific whiz kid? Or to be bullied? Those questions and more are answered in the first story of an exciting, free-wheeling new Middle Grade series, The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder: Bending Time, by Elisheba Johnson and her father, Charles Johnson, winner of the National Book Award for his bestselling novel, "Middle Passage."

And now this book is available free for teachers via the EmerysAdventures web site

The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder: Bending Time combines free-wheeling fun with more serious issues including bullying, poverty, and science. This series addresses the issue of diversity in children’s books. There isn't enough kids' literature with main characters of color. Here is as series that is aspirational for these audiences.

Emery Jones also uses real scientific principles and talks about scientific thinking. The new Common Core standards encourage reading fiction as a supportive activity for learning about Science.

When ten-year-old genius Emery Jones accidentally sends Chippy 190 million years back in time, he’s not sure he can reverse the process—or if he even wants to. Chippy, his crew of bullies, their teacher, and even Emery's dad don't seem to understand Emery's genius. Will Emery Jones risk traveling to the Triassic Period to rescue a bully like Chippy? You never know what can happen when you have the brains and the technology for bending time…

This chapter book is Lexile rated for third- and fourth-grade readers. 

Posted by BB on November 12, 2013 in School and Library tips