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Theodore Boone: kid lawyer

on February 1, 2013

JF Grisham    •    AR Reading Level: 5.2    •    AR Points: 8.0    •    Quiz #137599

Theodore Boone is thirteen.  He is in the eighth grade.  When he grows up, he wants to be a lawyer.  He already knows more about the law than any other kid at school, so when any kid need legal advice, they come to Theodore Boone for help.  When Theodore’s friend Julio needs help, Theodore is naturally the first person he comes to.  Julio’s cousin believes that he might have witnessed a man murder his wife, but he is too afraid to go to the police and tell them what he saw.  Did Julio’s cousin really witness a murder?  Can Theodore convince him to testify?

Theodore Boone: kid lawyer is an interesting mystery that teaches readers about the American judicial system.  Legal concepts and principles, such as double jeopardy and circumstantial evidence, are introduced in a way that is easy to understand and explained in simple, straightforward language.  A succinct explanation of a jury trial is also given.

Theodore Boone: kid lawyer is the first in a series of tween books by famous author John Grisham.  This series includes other titles such as: Theodore Boone, the abduction and Theodore Boone, the accused.

Genre: Mystery  •  Interest Level: grades 4-8

Grisham, J. (2010). Theodore Boone: kid lawyer. New York : Dutton Children’s Books.

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