The Word Gang is the story of lives transformed by friendship and good vocabulary.

The friendship is between an old philosopher (Mr. Spinoza) and a young girl (Kalisha Jackson). Mr. Spinoza can speak seventeen languages but has no one to talk to; Kalisha has cut school for a year without her parents or school finding out. Complicating matters is Kalisha’s new friendship with two boys: BD and Sahmbaht. She’s falling in love with both of them.

And the good vocabulary? Let’s just say big words can be used in many ways — and not always for the best of reasons.


The Word Gang Readers’ and Teachers’ Supplement

You can find an e-book version of The Word Gang at these locations:

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