John Cho

Books by This Author

Troublemaker

Older boy in city street
By: John Cho
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)

In this debut novel from actor John Cho, 12-year-old Jordan feels like he can't live up to the example his older sister set, or his parents' expectations. When he returns home from school one day hoping to hide his suspension, Los Angeles has reached a turning point. In the wake of the acquittal of the police officers filmed beating Rodney King, as well as the shooting of a young Black teen, Latasha Harlins, by a Korean store owner, the country is at the precipice of confronting its racist past and present. An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book.