One of the most popular new series of adolescent literature is the Bluford Series . . . Students love the books regardless of their background. --Rosemarye T. Taylor, author of Improving Reading, Writing, and Content Learning for Students in Grades 4-12.<br /><br />The Bluford Series are contemporary texts that engage teachers and students alike. --Dale Moxle, author of Literacy Coaching, a Handbook for School Leaders.
"The second book (used with the class) was The Bully by Paul Langan, and it took the next six periods of eighth-grade classes by storm. I was no more than 2 paragraphs into reading my chosen chapter when I could tell from the absolute silence that the audience was hookedSilence gave way to choral groans and laughter before a tense moment resulted in silence again and finally cheers when the protagonist, a small bullied ninth grader named Darrell, confronted the school bully Tyray, unexpectedly in the school cafeteria and sent him sprawling in a pool of spilled spaghetti. " --James Blasingame from Books That Don't Bore 'Em, Scholastic, New York, NY. 2007