The Jacket

By Andrew Clements, Illustrated by McDavid Henderson

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Thief!

When Phil sees another kid wearing his brother's jacket, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself.

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Book Details

Available in Audio

Published August 2002 by Simon & Schuster

96 pages

Available in English and German

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