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A Glowing NYT Review for “Sidekicked”

In his New York Times review of Sidekicked, Larry Tye starts out by admitting he “wanted to hate this book.” Spoiler alert: He loved it. Excerpt below: “‘I know Superman, Superman is a friend of mine,’ I was tempted to write to the author, John David Anderson, ‘and Mr. Anderson, Captain Marvelous is no Superman!’ […]

Bryce Clyde Jenkins Is Kenny Watson

Meet Kenny Watson. Brainy and introspective, he’s reached the point where childhood innocence can no longer shelter him from life’s harsh realities. Why bask in praise from his teachers when he knows it only makes him a target for bullies? And why is his own big brother the meanest bully of them all? Maybe his […]

Harrison Knight Is Byron Watson

Meet Byron Watson. Smart, handsome and brimming with potential, he’s fallen in with the wrong crowd and is fast becoming an accomplished troublemaker. Fed up with his behavior, his parents decide what Byron needs is a visit with his Grandma Sands down in Alabama. One thing’s for certain: she won’t tolerate any tomfoolery from her […]

Wood Harris Is Daniel Watson

Meet Daniel Watson. A fun-loving husband and father, his infectious sense of humor keeps his family laughing, even when he’s cracking jokes at their expense. As the Watsons prepare to depart on their road trip from Michigan to Alabama, Daniel surprises his wife and kids by installing a state-of-the-art record player in his 1948 Plymouth […]