It's eighth grade now. And Parkland Middle School is in an uproar.
Young readers all over the U.S. and internationally have read, discussed and loved Doug Wilhelm's The Revealers. This is the next chapter. It's about rumor-spreading and more--a romantic triangle, a boy's secret, online creativity as well as cruelty, and an expanded cast of characters in a story you won't want to stop listening to. True Shoes is the author's 13th work of fiction for young adults.
"True Shoes gets into your heart and won't let go. It shows us the inner lives of real young people trying their best to look out for themselves and others in a complex world. Highly recommended." --Stan Davis, author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention
"To be a middle schooler is to believe sometimes that no one can understand what it's like to be in your shoes. Doug Wilhelm's characters show us how that needn't be so, and provide one unforgettable basketball scene along the way. True Shoes is testimony to how standing up for others can be more than just the right thing to do. It can set you free." --Alexander Wolff, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure