The son of an idolized pro-football star begins noticing the contrast between his father’s angry, forgetful behavior and his superhero reputation before adjusting to a new reality involving difficult symptoms stemming from his father’s numerous head injuries. By the National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming.
Routinely compared to his submissive lighter-skinned brother, a Black boy at an elitist prep school is unfairly suspended in the wake of an incident involving the school bully, whom he tries to defeat in a fencing competition. By the award-winning author of Ghost Boys.
A sequel to Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky finds an exhausted Tristan Strong returning to Alke and reuniting with sidekick Gum Baby when his grandmother is abducted by an unknown, vengeance-seeking culprit.
A boy with a penchant for mischief tries to understand why people make such a fuss over his seemingly harmless misdemeanors, before what he originally thought to be a great idea turns out in ways that make him truly sorry for the first time.
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