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Troublemaker follows the events of the LA Riots through the eyes of 12-year-old Jordan as he navigates school and family. This book will highlight the unique Korean American perspective.

12-year-old Jordan can't live up to the image his older sister set, or his parent's expectations. When he returns home from school one day hoping to hide another failed test, Los Angeles has reached a turning point. In the wake of the acquittal of the police officers filmed beating Rodney King, as well as the shooting of a young black teen, Latasha Harlins by a Korean store owner, the country is at the precipice of confronting its racist past and present.

As tensions escalate, Jordan's father leaves to check on the family store, spurring Jordan and his friends to embark on a dangerous journey to come to his aide, and come to terms with the racism within his own community.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759554474
  • ISBN-10: 0759554471
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2022
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12

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