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It's elementary / Elise Bryant.


"A delightful, escapist romp that explores just how far parents will go to give their kids the very best, in this adult mystery debut. Mavis Miller is not a PTA mom. She has enough on her plate with her feisty seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, an exhausting job at a nonprofit, and the complexities of a multigenerational household. So no one is more surprised than Mavis when she caves to Trisha Holbrook, the long-reigning, slightly terrifying PTA president, and finds herself in charge of the school's brand-new DEI committee. As one of the few Black parents at this elite California elementary school, Mavis tries to convince herself this is an opportunity for real change. But things go off the rails at the very first meeting, when the new principal informs everyone that he will not move forward with the plan to make Knoll Elementary the site of the district's gifted school. Mavis is relieved, but Trisha is absolutely furious. Later that night, when Mavis spies Trisha in yellow rubber gloves and booties, lugging cleaning supplies and giant black trash bags to her waiting minivan, it's only natural that her mind jumps to somewhere it surely wouldn't in the light of day. the light of day, Principal Smith fails to show up for work, and has been MIA since the meeting. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Mavis, along with the school psychologist with the great forearms (look, it's worth noting), launches an investigation that will challenge her views on parenting, friendship, and elementary school politics"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593640784 (trade paperback)
  • ISBN: 0593640780
  • Physical Description: 353 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes discussion questions.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Parents' and teachers' associations > Fiction.
Elementary school principals > Fiction.
Elementary schools > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Independence Branch BRYAN E (Text) 33126025817523 New Adult Fiction Checked out 07/23/2024

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