cover image THE JACKET


Andrew Clements, . . S&S/Aladdin, $4.99 (89pp) ISBN 978-0-689-86010-2

A sixth grader realizes he is prejudiced when he falsely assumes that an African-American schoolmate has stolen his coat. "The story pointedly delivers a timely message and can serve as a springboard for dialogue about tolerance and self-honesty," wrote PW. Ages 8-12. (Aug.)