The Edumacation of Jay Baker

Jay Clark

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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 A few “sexy” bullet points about Jay:
• He is in love with a cheerleader named Cameo “Appearance” Parnell
• He is forever losing “Love-15” to tennis-playing goddess Caroline Richardson
• He rocks a touché array of pop-culture references, jokes, and puns
• His family-life cookie is about to crumble.
Live vicariously through Jay as he faces off against his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girl(s), loses his marbles in a Bermudian love triangle, watches his parents’ relationship implode, and, finally, learns to get real and be himself(ish).

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The Edumacation of Jay Baker
DISC ONEBUSTED RHYMES (FEATURING GAY BAKER)TRACK 1DON'T YOU REMEMBER YOU TOLD ME YOU'D FEED ME PIZZA? 
 
Mom and Dad were in their room with the door shut. Again. Cautiously, I pressed my ear against the wooden frame. Hakuna Matata, no Discovery Channel-like sounds could be heard. Only two mammals speaking so quickly and intensely that their voices were nearly inaudible.Mom: "You're never home enough to know how ... ta garba gunkin gooble gariation."Dad: "Where were you when ... aveno espresso somato Arantxa Sánchez Vicario?"Huh? Just when it

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“Readers eager to give both their hearts and their brains an energetic work-out will enjoy this mash-up…”--BCCB
 
“Jay’s smarts, originality, and warmth make the old teen trope of the hot girl(s) falling for the doofus guy actually believable.”--Booklist, Starred Review

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About the Author

Jay Clark

Jay Clark has written essays and articles for The Washington Post and Tennis magazine. A former resident of Ohio, he now lives in Virginia. The Edumacation of Jay Baker is his debut young adult novel.

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The Edumacation of Jay Baker
Jay Clark

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
January 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805092561
ISBN10: 0805092560
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
December 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250016751
ISBN10: 1250016754
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$9.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
January 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466813014
ISBN10: 1466813016
Young Adult Fiction
5.5 x 8.25 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$7.12
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