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From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

By Lauren Ayube

Zoe is a 12 year old girl who lives just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. It is summertime, and she is focused on becoming the best kid baker that has ever been. Her world is changed when she receives a letter from her birth father, Marcus, who has been in prison since before she was born. From the Desk of Zoe Washington is a heartwarming story about family and loyalty. It also educates readers about systemic racism within the justice system in present day America.




From the Desk of Zoe Washington

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  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • EXPOSITION: Twelve Years Old
  • RISING ACTION: Letter From Jail
  • Set in Massachusetts, this is a story of courage, loyalty, and family. Zoe is a 12 year old girl with big dreams of becoming the next winner of Kids Bake Challenge on TV. When she hears from her father, who is and jail and whom she's never met, her world is changed forever.
  • CLIMAX: Finding Sarah Thomas
  • When Zoe receives a letter from her birth father, who is in jail for murder, she learns that he truly may not be guilty. She sets out to find the truth. She stops at nothing to make sure that the justice system protects the innocent instead of putting them away for something they didn't do.
  • FALLING ACTION: Another Chance
  • Zoe receives a letter from her birth father, Marcus, who is in jail. She soon realizes he's been sending her letters for a long time, trying to get to know her. Zoe wonders if this is true, and if so, why she hasn't received them.
  • RESOLUTION: A Free Man
  • Marcus Johnson is not guilty!
  • After Marcus tells her the name of his alibi, Zoe and Trevor track her down. They go to Harvard University, where she is a professor, to talk to her. Sarah doesn't remember Marcus right away, but eventually recalls meeting him at her tag sale many years ago.
  • Although Zoe's mom and Paul are upset that Zoe lied to them all of this time, Grandma convinces them to follow up with Sarah Thomas. They now believe that Marcus is innocent and get him a lawyer.
  • Marcus is able to appeal the conviction and a new trial takes place. With the alibi that Zoe found, Marcus is proven to be not guilty and is set free after 12 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit.
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