From the Desk of Zoe Washington
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
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From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Written by Janae Marks
Book #1 in the Zoe Washington Series
Hardcover
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8 - 12
Reading age
304
Page count
178
Words per page
660L
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Jan 14, 2020
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month #1 Kids Indie Next List A Junior Library Guild Selection * Four Starred Reviews From debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating story full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right–even in the face of great opposition. Zoe Washington isn’t sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she’s never met, hadn’t heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who’s been in prison for a terrible crime? A crime he says he never committed. Could Marcus really be innocent? Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the rest of her family. Everyone else thinks Zoe’s worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she’s worthy of auditioning for Food Network’s Kids Bake Challenge.But with bakery confections on one part of her mind, and Marcus’s conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn’t know how to balance. The only thing she knows to be true: Everyone lies.When Marcus tells Zoe he is innocent, and her grandmother agrees, Zoe begins to learn about inequality in the criminal justice system, and she sets out to find the alibi witness who can prove his innocence. (Publishers Weekly, An Anti-Racist Children’s and YA Reading List)–School Library Journal (starred review)

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780062875853
    Publication Date
    January 14, 2020
    Publisher
    Katherine Tegen Books
    Page Count
    304
    Words Per Page
    178
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019026849
    Lexile® Level
    660L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    506687
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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