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Slide 3: As I mentioned, A Good Kind of Trouble celebrates team sports, particularly track. The main character, Shay, makes new friends on the team and she finds a role model in her coach. The same is true for Ghost in Jason Reynold’s novel, Ghost. He, too, makes new friends and finds a role model in his coach. The neat thing is if you like Ghost and his friends, you can read three other books in the track series. I highly recommend these books.
Slide 8: Lastly, I want to talk about one other aspect of A Good Kind of Trouble that I really enjoyed. There’s a time in the novel where Shay’s mother goes to school and sticks up for Shay’s actions. Her mother confronts the school principal. This was a very powerful moment for me. When I was in middle school there was a teacher who mistreated me, and when I told my mom, she went into school and stuck up for me. I’ll never forget that. Reading that scene in A Good Kind of Trouble made me feel as if I were twelve again.
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