A gat. When they were eight. Revenge. A burner. A chopper. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Bigger huh. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. Huh. A strap. And so it goes, as the elevator stops on each floor, the whole long way down, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows.
Long Way Down #ad - Knew. He knows who he’s after. Buck, will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. A story that might never know an END…if Will gets off that elevator.
All American BoysAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - And again. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, mistakes rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.
Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. In this new york times bestselling novel, their community, and, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, ultimately, two teens—one black, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.
A bag of chips. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad’s best friends—start to take sides. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. As does the school. A 2016 coretta scott king author honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.
All American Boys #ad - But then Rashad is absent. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, the type taken directly from today’s headlines, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.
And absent again.
Dear MartinEmber #ad - Powerful, wrenching. John green, #1 new york times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down"Raw and gripping. Jason reynolds, #1 new york times bestselling author of the hate u giveraw, and undeniably real, nic stone joins industry giants jason reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning #1 New York Times bestselling debut, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys"A must-read!” –ANGIE THOMAS, captivating, a William C.
Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. For answers. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.
Dear Martin #ad - Vivid and powerful. Booklist, starred review "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice. Publishers Weekly. Martin Luther King Jr. Words fly.
For Every OneAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, or you won’t get anywhere anyway, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguishes—because simply having the dream is the start you need, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to imagine.
The kids who dream of being better than they are. Memorial, and later as a tribute to walter dean myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. For every one is exactly that: for every one.
For Every One #ad - But others, or don’t know how to dream, the most important ones, lay ahead, how to inspire them: All the kids who are scared to dream, and a lot of them involve kids, or don’t dare to dream because they’ve NEVER seen a dream come true. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Now, some of those expectations have been realized.
Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. A lyrical masterpiece. School library journal starred review Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Then twenty-five.
As Brave As YouAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - How does he match his clothes? know where to walk? cook with a gas stove? Pour a glass of sweet tea without spilling it? Genie thinks Grandpop must be the bravest guy he’s ever known, but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the house—as in NEVER. Dumbfounded by ernie’s reluctance, genie is left to wonder—is bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won’t do? Atheneum.
. Genie thinks that is awesOME until he realizes Ernie has no interest in learning how to shoot. Then ernie lets him down in the bravery department. And when he finds the secret room that grandpop is always disappearing into—a room so full of songbirds and plants that it’s almost as if it’s been pulled inside-out—he begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all.
It’s his fourteenth birthday, and, Grandpop says to become a man, you have to learn how to shoot a gun. Nada. Kirkus award finalist schneider family book award winner coretta scott king author honor Book When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this “pitch-perfect contemporary novel” Kirkus Reviews, starred review by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award.
As Brave As You #ad - Genie’s summer is full of surprises. None. The first is that he and his big brother, ernie, are leaving brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia—in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind.
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Entertainment weekly from national book award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. Planning an escape. They were all too busy— Talking about boogers.
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks #ad - But no one saw it happen. Jason reynolds conjures ten tales one per block about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life. But mostly, too busy walking home. Wiping out. Lotioning up.
When I Was the GreatestAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. It’s cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn’t mean anything by it. Atheneum. In bed stuy, new york, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. Nah, not his thing.
This gritty, triumphant debut that Publishers Weekly calls “a funny and rewarding read” captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen. A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with. Now there’s a dude looking for trouble—and, somehow, it’s always Ali around to pick up the pieces.
When I Was the Greatest #ad - But, a guy’s gotta look out for his boys, hey, right? Besides, it’s all small potatoes; it’s not like anyone’s getting hurt. And then there’s Needles. Needles is Noodles’s brother. Yeah, it’s cool…until ali and noodles and needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to be…somewhere they never should've been—where the people aren’t so friendly, and even less forgiving.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing.
The Poet XQuill Tree Books #ad - Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.
But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Printz award, and jason reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing new york Times-bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, Meg Medina, and the Pura Belpré Award!Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.
The Poet X #ad - Xiomara batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. With mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. Winner of the national book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out.
. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent. Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice. Justina ireland, author of Dread Nation“An incredibly potent debut.
Ghost 1 TrackAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Running. If ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. They all have a lot to lose, not only to each other, but they also have a lot to prove, but to themselves.
Lu. A national book award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Patina. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. Can ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him? Atheneum.
Ghost 1 Track #ad - That’s all ghost real name Castle Cranshaw has ever known. But ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, with a loaded gun, who, then down the street, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, aiming to kill.
Sunny. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Since then, ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent.
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Race through jason reynolds’s New York Times bestselling Track series, now in a complete boxed set. Patina. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Lu. This collection includes: Ghost Patina Sunny Lu Atheneum.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterEmber #ad - Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. But julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. Was olga really what she seemed? or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?
. Age range:Teen Atheneum. National book award finalist!instant new york times bestseller!the absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter #ad - Perfect mexican daughters do not go away to college. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. With the help of her best friend, and her first love first everything, Lorena, Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family.
That was Olga’s role. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.