Troublemaker Audiobook, by John Cho Play Audiobook Sample

Troublemaker Audiobook

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Read By: John Cho Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549165986

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Longest Chapter Length:

22:18 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

39 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:39 minutes

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Publisher Description

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.

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“A heartfelt, insightful book exploring the bond between father and son who deepen their relationship while navigating social justice, police bias, Korean American identity, and the trauma of the LA riots.”

— Jewell Parker Rhodes, bestselling author of Ghost Boys 


  • “An action-packed story about mistakes, redemption, and real-life danger. I couldn't put this book down!”

    — Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author

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About John Cho

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. John is also a former seventh-grade English teacher who grew up as a Korean immigrant kid in Texas and East LA (among many other places). He is also now a proud father, with his Japanese-American wife Kerri, of two beautiful children who love to read.