Books Matter

Books have the potential to create lasting impressions. They have the power to instill empathy, affirm children’s sense of self, teach about others, transport to new places and inspire actions on behalf of social justice.

The Best Man

Richard Peck

Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of elementary school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. But now here comes middle school and puberty, with big changes and revelations, including when he is the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. The book recounts Archer's span from first grade to sixth, navigating family ties, school, bullying, homophobia, death and marriage.

Educator and Parent/Family Discussion Guides are available.

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