A Robot  Instead

This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Buzz, click. Buzz, click. "Sometimes I get real tired of this same old job," says Sonny. Sonny works on a line in a machine shop. All day long he drills holes into engine blocks. He doesn't love his job, but it feeds his family. Then Sonny gets bad news. He is laid off. His job is taken over by a robot. Sonny is angry at the company. He feels alone. He feels like nothing at all. Does Sonny give up hope? Or does he find a way to get his life back?