Derrick finally feels like he’s getting the hang of Middle School. But when Derrick’s cartoons protesting racism backfire, the Muslim kids turn against him and the paper is in danger of being shut down, along with Derrick’s cartooning career.
Derrick’s goldfish, Finn and Gillian, have gone missing! Things take a turn for the weird when Derrick realizes his two science teachers are also nowhere to be found. What do plankton, plastic, and the fate of oceans have to do with missing persons and fishy pets?
7th grader Derrick’s “Dead Max Comix” are such a hit in the school paper he and Max start their own advice column. Derrick and Doug should have asked for advice before they started a band without inviting Kim and Keisha to join. Will the Battle of the Bands mean the end of Derrick and Kim? Not if Dead Max can help out.
Derrick Hollis is a 7th grader at Zachary Taylor Middle School and an aspiring cartoonist too shy to show his work to anybody. Derrick is devastated when his dog Max dies. But after being cremated, Max returns as a ghost giving Derrick advice. Will Dead Max be good for Derrick?