The Homework Strike

By Greg Pincus


Gregory K. has too much homework.

Middle school is hard work, and Gregory tries to be a good student. He participates in class, he studies for his tests -- he and his friends even help each other with their assignments. But no matter what he does, there's never enough time to finish all his homework. It just isn't fair.

So Gregory goes on a total, complete homework strike. No worksheets, no essays, no projects. His friends think he's crazy. His parents are worried about his grades. And his principal just wants him to stop making trouble. Can Gregory rally his fellow students, make his voice heard, and still pass seventh grade?

Find out in this book for anyone who thinks school is stressful, gets headaches from homework, or just wants to be heard.


Reviews and Awards

"A lesson in civic involvement, standing up for what one believes in, and negotiating... Readers will be drawn to the anti-homework cause and... will enjoy the high jinks along the way." - Kirkus Reviews

"Pincus writes about middle school life with empathy as he explores the longing to find one's own place and the feeling of having little control over one's life. While there are laughs to be had as Gregory's crusade gains steam, readers will also get a sense of American labor history and the real stakes involved in standing up for one's beliefs." - Publishers Weekly


Purchase Options
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Spring 2017
Middle Grade Novel
ISBN: 978-0-439-91301-0
Price: $16.99
Trim Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Page Count: 272


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