Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel

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Scholastic Inc., 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 177 pages
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This Newbery Honor Book by acclaimed author Avi is available again through Scholastic--in an After Words paperback edition!

In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriotism, and respect, ninth-grader, Philip Malloy, is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class. Breaking the school's policy of silence during the national anthem, he hums along, and ends up in a crisis at the center of the nation's attention.

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This book was good. It promotes some interesting discussion about what is happening in the story. I really don't see how others dislike this book. This book can teach lessons and help others to see that not telling the whole truth is not good.

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i just LOVED this book. JK

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Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD and Newbery Honors for NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at

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