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Thomaston Public Library TEEN PEARSALL (Text to phone) 34020133489136 Teen Fiction Available -

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"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"-- Provided by publisher.
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Nutmeg Award Nominee, Teen, 2018.
Subject: Hampton, James, 1909-1964 > Juvenile fiction.
Hampton, James, 1909-1964 > Fiction.
Artists > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Community service (Punishment) > Juvenile fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Community service (Punishment) > Fiction.

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The Seventh Most Important Thing
The Seventh Most Important Thing
by Pearsall, Shelley
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The Seventh Most Important Thing


This "luminescent" ( Kirkus Reviews ) story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff's Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter's Paperboy. NOMINATED FOR 16 STATE AWARDS! AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK AN ILA TEACHERS CHOICE A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge-he is ready to send Arthur to juvie forever. Amazingly, it's the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative- 120 hours of community service . . . working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things- glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can't believe it-is he really supposed to rummage through people's trash? But it isn't long before Arthur realizes there's more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the "trash" he's collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. . . . Inspired by the work of folk artist James Hampton, Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. "A moving exploration of how there is often so much more than meets the eye." - Booklist, starred review "There are so many things to love about this book. Remarkable. " - The Christian Science Monitor

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