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The Kids of Widney Junior High Take Over the World!

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The Kids of Widney Junior High Take Over the World!

Mathew Klickstein , Illustrated by Michael S. Bracco

Available September 2020

Age level: Middle Grade: Ages 8-12

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Before they became the world-famous Kids of Widney High, they first had to survive junior high! This rock band, composed entirely of members with developmental disabilities, loves to put on a show, but boy can they can get into fights, trouble, and sticky situations. Join their friend and honorary assistant manager Robbie as he introduces the band members and shows us how they’re just like everyone else. From cafeteria food fights to relationship woes, Robbie finds himself immersed in an incredible adventure to get everyone onboard for the big concert while better understanding his new friends with special abilities. Junior high can be tough, but this group of rambunctious misfits is ready to entertain and loves to have a good time! Comes with an exclusive interview and free downloadable songs from the Kids themselves.

Size: 6″ x 9″ x 5/8″ | 10 b&w images | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764360183 | Binding: hard cover

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Mathew Klickstein (www.MathewKlickstein.com) received his BFA from the University of Southern California’s screenwriting program and has long been involved in the creative and art therapy / direct-care fields. He has worked closely with the Kids of Widney High for more than two decades, including as manager of the Kids’ West Coast tour and director of their rockumentary Act Your Age: The Kids of Widney High Story. Mathew has also worked and volunteered for specialty educational and arts programs, including Phamaly Theatre Company and Sprout Film Festival, and has written for Able magazine. His writing has appeared in Wired, New York Daily News, New York magazine’s Vulture, and the New Yorker. Mathew has authored SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age; Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons (with Mike Reiss); Selling Nostalgia: A Neurotic Novel; and the comic book series You Are Obsolete.