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Steven B. Frank

Biography

Steven B. Frank

Steven Frank is the author of THE PEN COMMANDENTS (Pantheon/Anchor Books), a guide to writing that Booklist called “funny, inspiring, personal, moving, and often hilarious."  His middle grade short fiction and plays have appeared Weekly Reader’s Writing and Read Magazines.  He is also a beloved middle school teacher at Le Lycee Francais of Los Angeles, where his students often intentionally misbehave because he punishes them with fun writing assignments.

Steven B. Frank

Books by Steven B. Frank

by Steven B. Frank - Children's, Children's 10-12, Comedy, Fiction

NO. MORE. HOMEWORK. That’s what sixth grader Sam Warren tells his teacher while standing on top of his desk. Suspended for his protest, Sam decides to fight back. With a ragtag team --- aspiring masterchef Alistair, numbers gal Catalina, sports whiz Jaesang, rebel big sister Sadie and her tech-savvy boyfriend Sean --- Sam takes his case to federal court. He learns about the justice system, kids’ rights and constitutional law. And he learns that no matter how many times you get knocked down, there's always an appeal...until the nine justices have the last say. 

by Steven B. Frank - African American Interest, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Prejudice , Racism

Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he’ll finish it. And when he does, he’ll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn’t looking forward to sixth grade, either. When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a white school in the Hollywood Hills, all he wants to know is "What time in the morning will my alarm clock have the opportunity to ring?"  When these two land at the same desk, it's the Rules Boy next to the Rebel, a boy who lost a brother elbow-to-elbow with a boy who longs for one.