He Made a Federal Case Out of It

Steven Frank's Class Action and the Salvation of Childhood


  • Mackenzie Decker Westridge Middle School, Lenexa, Kansas




In Steven Frank's 2018 novel Class Action, middle-schooler Sam realizes something needs to change. When his teacher sends home a practice test to take over the weekend, Sam snaps. He stands on his desk holding up a hand-drawn NO HW sign and encourages others to do the same. When Sam is suspended his journey begins.

Author Biography

  • Mackenzie Decker, Westridge Middle School, Lenexa, Kansas

    I am a Tulsa, Oklahoma native currently living in Lenexa, Kansas. I graduated from Pittsburg State University in May of 2022. This is my first of year teaching. I currently teach a reading intervention course for eighth graders in Shawnee Mission School District. My favorite novel is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and my favorite book series is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have a five-year-old orange tabby cat named Charlie, and he is my best friend. You may reach me at deckermackenzie@gmail.com.






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