All of the Above

All of the Above Based on a true story All of the Above is the delightful and suspenseful story of four inner city students and their quest to build the world s largest tetrahedron Weaving together the different pers

  • Title: All of the Above
  • Author: Shelley Pearsall
  • ISBN: 9780316115247
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Based on a true story, All of the Above is the delightful and suspenseful story of four inner city students and their quest to build the world s largest tetrahedron Weaving together the different personal stories of the kids, their teacher, and the community that surrounds them, award winning author Shelley Pearsall has written a vividly engaging story about the math, lifBased on a true story, All of the Above is the delightful and suspenseful story of four inner city students and their quest to build the world s largest tetrahedron Weaving together the different personal stories of the kids, their teacher, and the community that surrounds them, award winning author Shelley Pearsall has written a vividly engaging story about the math, life and good tasting barbecue Filled with unexpected humor, poignant characters and quiet brilliance, All of the Above is a surprising gem.

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    • Chloe Becker says:

      Shelley Pearsall's book "All of the Above" is an encouraging story of four inner-city Cleveland, Ohio kids, Sharice, James III, Rhondell, and Marcel, and their math teacher Mr. Collins. It starts off with Mr. Collins being sick and tired of not being paid attention to in class. He comes up with an idea to start a project of building the biggest tetrahedron ever built, so he gets together a club after school with some students to get started. James III hates the idea, but Mr. Collins promises Jam [...]

    • Kate says:

      This book was something you can pick up and set down 3 days later! The characters were so realistic and interesting that it just pulls you in. A truly unusually great story is hard to pass by, so pick up this book and get comfortable!

    • Matthew Winner says:

      YES (but not for grades 4-6) for black-eyed susan for our school library.While this book was fantastic, I don't think it's a good fit for students in grades 4-6. Some of the issues it deals with would be lost in their lack of understanding while others are just not appropriate for their age level (though I realize this opinion can be challenged).All of the Above retells an historic record set by the students of Alexander Hamilton School, an urban middle school in Cleveland Ohio. A math teacher, [...]

    • Adriana Gadd says:

      All of the Above is a book that consists of four kids, James, Sharice, Rhondell, and Marcel that attempt to build the worlds largest tetrahedron. A tetrahedron a pyramid that has four faces all made of triangles. The story also goes into their personal lives. Sharice has a foster parent that doesn't take care of her. James lives with his uncle and brother who feels more like a long lost brother that he never knew existed. Rhondell has a pretty normal life but she dreams of going to college thoug [...]

    • Grace says:

      This book is based on a true story about four kids living in the inner city. One lives with his uncle, and brother who is in a "gang." Another lives with her foster parent who is out all night long with her boyfriend. The 3rd lives with his dad who owns a bbq restaurant, and the last lives with her mom and aunt. In math class, one day nobody is paying any attention, and the teacher gets really mad. He decides that the class should try to beat the world record of the largest tetrahedron ever. He [...]

    • Kelly Korpowski says:

      "All of the Above" by Shelley Pearsall is based on a true story of a middle school breaking a world record-the largest tetrahedron. The book focuses on 4 different teens bonding together to build this large structure. Each chapter has a different narrator explaining their perspective. Similar to the tetrahedron having four sides, each of the four children has a side that seperates them from the judgements placed on the old middle school and the "dead-end" students who go there.Each of the studen [...]

    • Gwen says:

      All of the Above by Shelly Pearsall is a great example of team work. In All of the Above, Mr. Collins wants to get his seventh grade math class actually interested in math class but can't seem to do so unless there was a competition. That is when the "The Rainbow Connection" has begun, but the team members, James Harris III, Rhondell, Sharice, Marccel, and Mr. Collins, don't know that yet. The team starts off as four members trying to make the tetrahedrons with no clue on how to make them and on [...]

    • Tristan says:

      All of the Above is a story about four kids who live in a poor neighborhood and go to Washington Middle School. The four kids names are Rhondell, Sharice, Marcel, and James Harrris III. James hates school, especially math class. When the school's math teacher, named Mr. Collins has a project idea of building the world's largest tetrahedron, after he feels that his students aren't appreciating his class, he gets two girls named Rhondell and Sharice to join the club. Rhondell is a quiet and smart [...]

    • Bethany Eckman says:

      All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall is a story about four 7th grade students (James Harris III, Sharice, Rhondell, and Marcel) who attend Washington Middle School in Cleveland, Ohio. Their math teacher, Mr. Collins, forms a club for them because of the class's constant misbehaving. He's hoping that from this club/project that his students will gain more love for math and hopefully behave more appropriately. The project he came up with was to build the largest paper tetrahedron - which is a geom [...]

    • Maddie Harden says:

      "All of the Above" by Shelley Pearsall is an interesting book. This book is about a team of inner-city school kids named James Harris III,Marcel,Sharice,and Rhondell trying to break a world record in math. In takes place in Cleveland,Ohio. In this story the math teacher at Washington middle school makes a math club to build the largest tetrahedron in the world. This giant triangle brings this small group together and make their dream come true. And had a Happy ending for everyone. It is very har [...]

    • Grace says:

      All of the Above by Shelly Pearsall is about four seventh grade students in Cleveland, Ohio who set a math world record by building the world's largest tetrahedron. The perspective of the book, for the most part, takes place through Rhondell, Sharice, James Harris III, and Marcell's perspective. The book is mainly about the struggles the characters face to build the tetrahedron, then to start over completely from scratch. The book also focuses on some of the problems the students face outside of [...]

    • Cormac says:

      This book is about some inter city kids in Cleveland Ohio who are trying to build the worlds largest tetrehedron. They form an after school math club to start building it. The group of James, Marcel Rhondell, Sharice and their teacher Mr. Collins. James at the beginning is very reluctant to help, but eventually he comes around. But when something happens they have to decide if they even want to continue building it, and a very unlikely person keeps them going. They work all the way through the s [...]

    • Michaela Montague says:

      All Of The Above by Shelly Pearsall is about a group of middle schoolers, Marcel, James, Sharice, and Rhondell who attempt to construct the largest tetrahedron so they can make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. As they are making the structure, a problem occurs that makes the children have to start over the project almost everyone gives up. Besides James Harris. He convinces everyone to join together again and rebuild the structure. My favorite part in this book was when unlikely frien [...]

    • Erin Feeney says:

      I read "All Of The Above" by Shelley Pearsall. I thought the book was okay, but not the best book I've ever read. It's about these four kids: Sharice, James Harris III, Rhondell, and Marcel. They're working together, along with their math teacher, Mr. Collins, to build the world's largest tetrahedron. There are some problems in between, such as when the tetrahedron gets destroyed. They never found out who destroyed it, but it was because Sharice left the door to the classroom unlocked. Sharice f [...]

    • Vince says:

      All of The Above is a story about 5 main characters and how they all come together through struggle and ignorance. The story takes place in Cleveland, Ohio. The 5 main characters are James Harris III, Rohndell, sharice, Marcel and their teacher Mr. Collins. They are in a math club trying to build a tetraheedron and break a world record.My favorite part was more then one it was all the chapters about Marcel or Willy Q (Marcels dad). I loved how there was a recipie in all their chapters. They had [...]

    • Molly says:

      All of the above is about a group of intercity kids who join a math club at there school. The clubs goal is to create the worlds largest tetrahedron. All of these kids have personal issues to deal with as well as creating the tetrahedron. These issues make the students ask themselves will they ever finish the project. My favorite part of all of the above is when the group finally finish the project and over come ll of there obsticles. This part was my favorite part because that is when the group [...]

    • Ethan says:

      I would rate this book a three out of five stars. This book was very predictable. You could easily tell what was going to happen next. "All of the Above" by Shelley Pearsall was about four inner city kids that all had a different backstory, and joined a math club taught by teacher Mr. Collins. This math club was created to build the largest tetrahedron ever made and get into the world record books.The four main characters were named Rhondell, Sharice, James Harris III, and Marcel. Rhondell was t [...]

    • Megan says:

      "You'll finally come to a dead end. That's where our school sits. We know there's a lot of people out there who think our school is a dead end. And that all the kids inside it are dead ends, too But they've got it all wrong Just you wait and see"All of the Above was an inspirational story about 4 inner-city students and their teacher who dream of making the world's largest tetrahedron. Although there were parts of this book that were boring and almost annoying, altogether this book was a nice, q [...]

    • Amy says:

      Reminds me of Because of Mr. Terupt for a slightly older audience. We have the four kids who are overturning society's expectations, the teacher (who, for once does NOT come across as a Jesus-y inspiring perfect figure), and the ambitious math project, which, honestly, seemed of questionable educational value.This book felt a little too afterschool special to me and all the characters sounded the same. But I liked it, and I think students will too, particularly students who are still grappling w [...]

    • Regina Araiza says:

      This book is about a teacher and a group of the students trying to break a wold record of making the biggest pyramid of tetrahedron out of paper. I think this a really good book because I like book that show each of the character's point of view and their inner thoughts. What I have enjoyed about the book, are the characters and their personal struggles. People interested in comedy and witty stories should read this book. Its main purpose is seeing each of their characters overcome their conflic [...]

    • Tierra says:

      I really liked the book. They were all building a Tetrahedron to beat the world record , until sharcie left the door open. James brother friends camed and detroyed it. Sharcie blamed it on herself, but she did not mean to leave the door open , she had to find somewhere to go at nightime, her foster parents #5 never home at night. Towards the end they rebuiled it and beat the worl record.

    • Arya says:

      Reminded me of Because of Mr. Terupt. This book, like Because of Mr. Terupt, is about a group of students and their teacher, and both are narrated by many different people. Each person has a very different voice, and, in my opinion, it takes a huge amount of skill to be able to do that.

    • Erin Logan says:

      An eclectic group of urban middle schoolers attempt to build the world's largest tetrahedron, a challenge presented by their math teacher. This was a fast, catchy read, and I cannot wait to use It for Read It Forward this spring.

    • Elena says:

      I was surprised by how much I liked this. I'm used to YA novels about struggling characters containing sappy and contrived dialogue, but this story flowed naturally. The author was obviously trying to show the characters in an inspirational light, but their changes seemed plausible.

    • Jean says:

      This book is about mathd so much more. I hate math. I loved this book. Go figure!

    • Tami says:

      I have recently become a HUGE fan of this author. She writes everything from amazing historical fiction to contemporary fiction, to stories based on current, real-life events. I first became aware of her when her book ALL OF THE ABOVE showed up on the Maud Hart Lovelace Award Nominee list for 2010-11 in Division II (5th -7th grade).If you are a middle school or young adult reader, or you know one, these books are excellent. ALL OF THE ABOVE is based on the true story of a middle school class in [...]

    • Richie Partington says:

      22 August 2006 ALL OF THE ABOVE by Shelley Pearsall, Little Brown, September 2006, ISBN: 0-316-11524-XSharice:"As we get closer to finishing, I start having dreams about what's gonna happen when we do. In most of my dreams, there is this big flash of light when we finish the tetrahedron and our school isn't a crumbling, peeling-paint building anymore. It's rainbow colored. (I know this sounds kinda weird.) And our giant pyramid sits on top of the school roof shooting out colors all over the neig [...]

    • Stephanie Pieck says:

      A story that reminds us about the importance of learning to stand up for our dreams, even when no one else thinks we should. The book also shows how a teacher's passion for his subject is rekindled by unlikely champions. Very heartening for another teacher of an "unnecessary" subject--music.

    • Katie Flannery says:

      "All of the Above" by Shelley Pearsall is about a group of children from the dilapidated city of Cleveland trying to set a world record. The main characters, Sharice, Rhondell, James Harris III, Marcel, and Mr. Collins, start a math club in the run-down school of Washington Middle School on the dead end of Washington Boulevard. They each tell their stories and points of view in their own individual chapters. These 5 strangers work together to combine tiny triangles and make the world's largest t [...]

    • Meagan Schneller says:

      All of the Above by Shelly Pearsell was a fun book to read. All of the Above was very entertaining, and informative. This book was about a group of seventh graders that go to Washington Middle School in Cleveland OH. These seventh graders, Marcel, James Harris, Rhondell, and Sharice were originally just in the math club because they had nothing better to do. All these children end up caring a lot about the tetrahedron project they were working on and won the award for the largest Tetrahedron eve [...]

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