cover image WHALE TALK


Chris Crutcher, . . Dell/ Laurel-Leaf, $5.50 (, $5.50 ISBN p) ISBN 978-0-440-22938-4

"Featuring narrator T.J. Jones's darkly ironic appraisal of the high school sports arena, this gripping tale of smalltown prejudice delivers a frank, powerful message about social issues and ills," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. (Dec.)