The Best Man

by Richard Peck

A bighearted novel about gay marriage from a kid’s endearing perspective.

ISBN: 9780803738393

JLG Release: January 2017

Other Release:

July 2017

JLG Member Price

Other Formats Available from JLG

Audio Book $34.50

Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

Grades 5-7


14 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.1, Points: 6

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 3.2, Points: 11


    Level: 540L

    Awards & Honors

    The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers
    SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Middle Grade
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Middle-Grade
    Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016, Middle Grade
    The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016, Middle Grade
    New York Public Library 2016 Best Books for Kids, Fiction
    Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Middle Readers, Fiction
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Middle Readers
    Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2016: Children’s Book
    Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Fiction Gold
    E. B. White Read-Aloud Award 2017 Finalist, Middle Reader
    2017 Capitol Choices, Ten to Fourteen
    The Washington Post Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2016



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