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Now available in Audible audiobook by Recorded Books, paperback and ebook

All Of The Above

ISBN: 0-316-11526-1

240 pages, illustrations

Publisher: Hachette Books

Setting: Urban school

ALA Notable Children's Book

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 Caldecott award-winning artist, Javaka Steptoe. 

Curriculum connections

STEM, Geometry, Community Reads

Recommended for Grades 4 to 7.

Laban Carrick Hill, Harlem Stomp! author

"The students in this novel are so real and authentic that I can't help rooting for them to beat the odds."

Publishers Weekly

"This tale sparkles as it unifies voices of pride, determination, and hope."

Kirkus Reviews

"Smart and fast-paced, this story inspires as well as entertains."



ALA Notable Book

2020 Mathical Honor Book

2022 Mathical, NCSciFest featured 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.

student building tetrahedron

Quick Classroom Idea


Tetrahedron Book Report

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

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Stage 7 tetrahedron
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