The Battle of Jericho starts the 'Jericho Trilogy,' another series of three MUST READ books for the 'reluctant reader.' Students read the first one in the series and beg to read the 2nd and 3rd books. Battle of Jericho is also a Coretta Scott King award winning book. The story unfolds in a high school where it is very special to be a 'Warrior of Distinction.' Students pledge to be members and go through a horrendous initiation process to be accepted and get to wear the enviable black silk jacket. This is a school sanctioned organization with extremely lax oversight, and the initiation process gets very dark, especially because a very brave female wants into the heretofore male only club. The students must make very painful decisions between right and wrong, honor, glory, and their futures and their friends. The students loyalties are stretched to the max and they grow because of it. Your students will ask to read the 2nd and 3rd books in the series. (Feedback about this item is greatly appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and newly posted products). THANK YOU!!