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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Eleven-year-old Perry T. Cook shouldn’t be living in a prison; he has committed no crime.
Perry was born and raised at the Blue River Coed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a Resident on Cell Block C. So far, the Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. Anyone who knows about the arrangement is quietly okay with it. But when Perry is discovered by the new, ambitious District Attorney, Thomas VanLeer --- everything changes.
Forced to foster with the VanLeer family, Perry lives on the “outside” but feels trapped. His mom’s parole hearing is just weeks away, but the rule-bending that allowed Perry to stay with her could mean she’ll get more prison time.
Desperate to be reunited with his mom, Perry goes on a quest to learn the whole truth behind their Blue River story. But will the facts help them or hurt them? Can he find a way to tell everyone what home truly means?
ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK is award-winning author Leslie Connor’s soaring and heartfelt story about love, forgiveness, and how innocence makes us all rise up.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
by Leslie Connor

  • Publication Date: December 5, 2017
  • Genres: Children's 8-12, Family Life, Mystery
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • ISBN-10: 006233347X
  • ISBN-13: 9780062333476