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Perry T. Cook is pretty average, as far as 11-year-olds go. He looks forward to favorite meals (especially toasted egg and cheese sandwiches), shares jokes with his mom, and worries about whether or not he'll be able to best the school bully in the mile run for the second year in a row. But unlike most 11-year-olds, the only home Perry has ever known is the Blue River Co-Ed Correctional Facility. His mother is serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter, and Perry has been born and raised in a prison.
At the Library
Cool things to do for kids and families.
National Geographic for Kids shows the world in a way you've never see it before. Explore science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space through amazing videos and pictures. Keep learning with their in-depth books, magazines, and maps.
Use National Geographic for Kids inside the Library, or use it at home with your Palatine Library card.
Play with an iPad mini or Nabi2 tablet to encourage your child's early learning and digital literacy. Check one out from the Reader Assistance Desk to use inside the library.