From the book jacket: Alfred Kropp was just
trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle
gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme
that changes his life forever: stealing Excaliburthe
legendary sword of King Arthur. After Alfred unwittingly
delivers the sword into the hands of a man with
enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely
quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from
imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced,
hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and
an engaging account of one boy's coming of age.
Comments: Unusually tall 15-year-old Alfred is going through life somewhat apathetically but nonetheless safely, until his dodgy uncle embroils him in a scheme to steal an ancient sword from ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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