As Brave As You

By | January 13, 2018
As Brave As You Author Jason Reynolds
ISBN-10 1481415913
ISBN-13 9781481415910
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
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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 backfiresliterallyin this pitch perfect contemporary novel Kirkus Reviews starred review by the winner of the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award Genies summer is full of surprises 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 Virginiain the COUNTRY The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind Thunderstruck Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he hides it so well besides wearing way cool Ray Bans 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 hes ever known but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the houseas in NEVER And when he finds the secret room that Grandpop is always disappearing intoa room so full of songbirds and plants that its almost as if its been pulled inside outhe begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all Then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department Its his fourteenth birthday and Grandpop says to become a man you have to learn how to shoot a gun Genie thinks that is AWESOME until he realizes Ernie has no interest in learning how to shoot None Nada Dumbfounded by Ernies reluctance Genie is left to wonderis bravery and becoming a man only about proving something or is it just as important to own up to what you wont do

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