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The News Crew: Book 2: Checkmate

By Walter Dean Myers   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545828758 Paperback
144 Pages | 5.37" x 7.6" | Ages 10 to 14

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545389297 Ebook
144 Pages | Ages 10 to 14

Sidney Aronofsky is one of the best chess players under age 16. When he’s arrested for trying to buy drugs, it comes as a total surprise to those who know him. The expectations of parents, schools, and tutors pressure the young players. Sidney loves and wants to play chess, but dislikes the constant spotlight. He thinks that if he appears to be involved in drugs he’ll be excused from playing on the school’s team. In this book Zander and his crew are back, using their school newspaper to express their frustrations and triumphs.