Chain Gangnam style! Free ebook – limited time offer

“In the beginning, God created idiots. This was for practice. Then He created School Boards.” — Mark Twain

Now, finally, 150 years later, the sequel!

In honor of the NEA Convention and Representative Assemblycurrently being held in Atlanta, I’m giving away the ebook version of Chain Gang Elementary! This 100% off coupon is good at and works for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and other mobile devices. Everybody’s eligible for special treatment! So crowd into the classroom and get it today!

Simply click to Chain Gang Elementary’s page and enter coupon code HG73Z.

Voila! Free book!

If you’d rather pay for the book that’s fine, too. You can buy the Kindle or Nook versions for just $0.99 for a limited time. The paperback is available at for just $11.66 — more than $4 off the suggested retail price. You can also purchase Chain Gang Elementary through Barnes and Noble online or at your favorite bookstore.

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Chain Gang Elementary is


Required Reading” at PTO Today

“Book of the Month” at Indie Books List

“Offensive on so many levels”

4.3-star rated on

Free (Kindle, Nook, and iPad versions at Smashwords)


The Story: After a murder at Bonaire Elementary, Richard and Anna Lee Gray seek a good school for their son Nick in a safe neighborhood. Their search leads them to Malliford, a “school of excellence.” When redistricting sends scores of minority students to Malliford, iron-willed Principal Estelle Rutherford declares war on kids to raise test scores and save her reputation. Dissident parents revolt, electing Richard to head the Parent-Teacher Organization, and tensions explode. Welcome to Chain Gang Elementary, home to vast right-wing conspiracies, 3rd-grade gangsters, and bake sale embezzlers–where toxic childhood secrets boil over, reformers go stark raving mad, and culture wars escalate into armed conflict.

Learn more.

For a taste of what’s ahead, check out this excerpt: “All Hail the Standard Hightower Intellachievement Test!” (Warning: Do not use acronym in public).

Also, you can buy my award-winning novel Brambleman for only a dollar! Click for details.


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Georgia Colleges is published and edited by Jonathan Grant, an Atlanta-based author whose works include the award-winning The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (University of Georgia Press). He is currently developing a guidebook to Georgia colleges for parents, students, and educators.

Grant graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and bureau chief with The Macon Telegraph and served as a Georgia state government spokesman for several years.

He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Judy, and two children–a college freshman and a high school senior. Actively involved in community affairs, he has served as a PTA president, a local school council member, and as a soccer coach for twelve seasons.