Peck, Richard. The Best Man. 2016. Puffin Books. 256 pp. $8.99. ISBN: 0147515793 (Bluebonnet)
Archer grows from a first grader to a sixth grader looking up to the most important men in his life: his grandfather, his father, his uncle, and student teacher, Mr. McLeod, experiencing friendship challenges, bullying, and prejudice and learning what it means to be the “best man” he can be.