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STARRED REVIEW

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt

All Anthony “Ant” Joplin wants is to uphold the family tradition of winning the local spades tournament.

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Review of ‘Playing the Cards You’re Dealt’

It’s day one of fifth grade, and Anthony “Ant” Joplin is playing it cool. He surrenders to lots of photos and kisses from his parents but insists on walking to Gerald Elementary on his own, as befits the 10-year-old he has become.

He also wants to get there early so he can play with the…

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