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The Seventh Most Important Thing
(Knopf, Sept. 2015)

One kid.

One crime.

One chance to make things right.

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Get inspired! A former teacher, Shelley Pearsall is a dynamic speaker whose author programs and writing workshops have reached more than 150,000 students in grades K-8 nationwide. Shelley’s grade-level assemblies feature stories, humor, and memorable visuals -- including the unforgettable “Tower of Rough Drafts.” Her interactive writing workshops bring the creative process to life for students.

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Available in
Paperback and Audio
Starred Reviews
A Booklist Editors' Choice selection
Black History Top Ten, Feb.2014, Scholastic Instructor
Social Studies (NCSS) Notable Book 2013
2008 Junior Library
Guild selection
3-state reading award nominee
2007 ALA Notable
ALA Quick Picks
for Reluctant Readers
8-state reading award nominee
Starred Reviews
2006 Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Youth
5-state reading award nominee
2003 Scott O'Dell Winner
Best Book of the Year
(Bank Street)