Book Tour: Troublemaker by John Cho | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Troublemaker by John Cho. I’m really curious about this book and I’m planning on reading it in May. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Meet Author

John Cho is known as Harold from Harold & Kumar, Hikaru Sulu from J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek, or as the star of the highly anticipated live-action Netflix series, Cowboy Bebop, based on the worldwide cult anime phenomenon (news of which “broke the Internet,” to quote Vanity Fair).  John is also a former 7th-grade English teacher who grew up as a Korean immigrant kid in Texas and East L.A. (among many other places). He is also now a proud father, with his Japanese-American wife Kerri, of two beautiful children — a 9-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old boy — who love to read.

About The Book

Title: Troublemaker
Author: John Cho
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: March 22nd, 2022
Page Length: 224
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Range: Middle Grade
Rep: Korean American

Troublemaker follows the events of the LA Riots through the eyes of 12-year-old Jordan as he navigates school and family. This book will highlight the unique Korean American perspective.

12-year-old Jordan feels like he can’t live up to the example his older sister set, or his parent’s 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. 

As tensions escalate, Jordan’s father leaves to check on the family store, spurring Jordan and his friends to embark on a dangerous journey to come to his aide, and come to terms with the racism within and affecting their community. 

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indigo | IndieBound

Content Warning: Racism

Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

March 21st
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
Love,Paola – Top 5 Reasons to Read Troublemaker & Favorite Quotes
The Litt Librarian – Review

March 22nd
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
Djreadsbooks – Review & Tik Tok

March 23rd
Jen Jen Reviews – Review
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review
Nursebookie – Review

March 24th
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
Kait Plus Books – Journal Spread

March 25th
Boys’ Mom Reads! – Review
Clouded Galaxy Reads – Top 5 Reasons to Read Troublemaker
Lily’s Cozy Blog – Review & Tik Tok

March 26th
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Melancholic Blithe – Top 5 Reasons to Read Troublemaker & Mood Board

March 27th
The Nutty Bookworm Reads Alot – Review
Laura’s bookish corner – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Troublemaker

Instagram Schedule

March 21st
morningstarlitpages – Review & Favorite Quotes
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
thelittlibrarian – Blogger’s Choice

March 22nd
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
djreadsbooks – Blogger’s Choice

March 23rd – Review
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice
nurse_bookie – Blogger’s Choice

March 24th
luna_reads_ – Journal Spread
what_jenny_did_next – Promotional Post
thebookdutchesses – Blogger’s Choice

March 25th
whisperingprose – Review
svnshine.reads – Blogger’s Choice
lilly_sreads – Blogger’s Choice

March 26th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice

March 27th
stitchsaddiction – Review
booksandpops4000 – Blogger’s Choice

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