Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife at the school office. Much to her surprise, her beloved principal places her in in-school suspension and sets a hearing for her expulsion, citing the school's ironclad weapons policy. While there, Sierra spends time with Luke, a boy who's kwn as a troublemaker, and discovers that he's t the person she assumed he would be--and that the lines between good and bad aren't as clear as she once thought. Claudia Mills brings ather compelling school story to life with Zero Tolerance.
Claudia Mills is the author of many chapter and middle grade books, including 7 x 9=Trouble; How Oliver Olson Changed the World; and, most recently, Third-Grade Reading Queen. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.