Maiya Williams Middle-School Cool

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Middle-School Cool

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9780804167383: Middle-School Cool

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“Graduates of Wayside School will fit right in at the decidedly unconventional Kaboom Academy.” —Kirkus Reviews

 
Forget everything you know about middle school while reading “this amusing and lighthearted story [that] pokes fun at traditional education, while celebrating nonconformity, individuality, and even oddity” (School Library Journal).
 
A new middle school has just opened in Horsemouth, New Hampshire: Kaboom Academy. It’s a place where cannons go off in the middle of school assemblies, pills contain actual information, and multiplication is made, er, real. (Read: You ever wonder what it would be like if there were two of you? How about four? How about eight? Well, you’re about to find out!) The school’s new students—and the Journalism 1A class in particular—can’t believe all the shenanigans that go on. Who’s really in charge of this groundbreaking academy for boys and girls who’ve fallen out of love with learning? And what does it mean to “blow up the model for middle school”?

 A 2015 Children's Choice 
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About the Author:

MAIYA WILLIAMS was editor and vice president of the Harvard Lampoon and a writer/producer for TV shows including Rugrats, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Mad TV.  She is the author of a time travel trilogy that includes the critically acclaimed books The Golden Hour, Hour of the Cobra, and Hour of the Outlaw. She lives with her husband, three children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and a variety of fish in Pacific Palisades, California.

From School Library Journal:

Gr 4–7—When an experimental new school opens in the town of Horsemouth, several parents are desperate enough to enroll their children in spite of the secretive—and frankly peculiar—vibe given off by the school's headmaster. Kaboom Academy does indeed prove to be highly unconventional, brimming with experimental educational practices in which the children are the guinea pigs. Wacky inventions abound, like autonomous dodgeballs, and a "multiplication table" that is literally a table—one that creates multiple copies of any object placed on top of it, including people. This school is anything but boring, as its student body, made up of misfits who have each been deemed unteachable in one way or another, soon discovers. Prompted by journalism class, the students begin to dig up the school's strange and disturbing secrets. The book's chapters often open with student newspaper articles investigating various odd or mysterious happenings. Among other things, the kids find that their school building used to be a psychiatric facility, and that several of its patients remain as teachers. This amusing and lighthearted story pokes fun at traditional education, while celebrating nonconformity, individuality, and even oddity. It takes the premise that middle school is a crazy experience at baseline, and runs with it. The overall goofiness, as well as the cartoony illustrations, make it a good choice for younger middle schoolers.—Emma Burkhart, Springside School, Philadelphia, PA

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