ALL OF THE ABOVE
A great STEM choice! Inspired by actual events, All of the Above is the delightful and suspenseful story of four Cleveland middle school students and their quest to set a math record by building the world’s largest tetrahedron pyramid. Filled with unexpected humor, poignant characters, and some tasty recipes to enjoy. Art by award-winning artist, Javaka Steptoe.
ALA Notable Book
ALSC Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
VOYA Top 5/Top Shelf
New York Public Library Top 100.
State Reading Award Lists: Virginia, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont, North Carolina, Missouri, Kansas, and Indiana.
“This tale sparkles as it unifies voices of pride, determination and hope.” Publishers’ Weekly
“Smart and fast-paced, this story inspires as well as entertains.” Kirkus Reviews
“The students in this novel are so real and authentic that I can’t help rooting for them to beat the odds…” Laban Carrick Hill, author of Harlem Stomp! National Book Award finalist
“In my twenty years of teaching, I’ve never had a book have such an impact on students.” 5th grade teacher, Boston, MA
Quick Classroom Idea
Using the tetrahedron worksheet, provide tetrahedrons for students to cut out and assemble into small “book report” pyramids. Before assembling, decorate the shapes with quotes, details, and illustrations from the story. Assemble the pyramids (16 tetrahedrons needed for a small pyramid) using clear tape. Add more details for visual appeal. A die to cut out the shapes can also be purchased from www.ellisoneducation.com