Swing

Author:   Kwame Alexander ,  Mary Rand Hess
Publisher:   HarperCollins Focus
Edition:   ITPE Edition
ISBN:  

9780310761938


Pages:   448
Publication Date:   02 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 99 years
Format:   Paperback
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New York Times bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) tell this lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that speaks to anyone who's struggled to find their voice. And the surprise ending shines a spotlight on the issues related to our current social divide, challenging perspectives and inspiring everyone to make their voice heard. When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they've got to find cool. Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah's love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone. Noah soon finds himself navigating the worlds of jazz, batting cages, the strange advice of Walt's Dairy Queen-employed cousin, as well as Walt's Hug Life mentality. Status quo seems inevitable until Noah stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each page contains the words he's always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart. But when his private artwork becomes public, Noah has a decision to make: continue his life in the dugout and possibly lose the girl forever, or take a swing and finally speak out At the same time, numerous American flags are being left around town. While some think it's a harmless prank and others see it as a form of peaceful protest, Noah can't shake the feeling something bigger is happening to his community. Especially after he witnesses events that hint divides and prejudices run deeper than he realized. As the personal and social tensions increase around them, Noah and Walt must decide what is really true when it comes to love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate. Swing: Is written by New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award-winner Kwame Alexander Is a young adult fiction novel told through Kwame's one-of-a-kind free-verse poetry Is ripe with themes of hope, courage, and love Masterfully combines jazz, art, baseball, friendship, and love into what many are calling Kwame's best book yet Tackles some of the most painful social issues of today, including racial prejudice

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Author:   Kwame Alexander ,  Mary Rand Hess
Publisher:   HarperCollins Focus
Imprint:   Blink
Edition:   ITPE Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.90cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 21.30cm
Weight:   0.435kg
ISBN:  

9780310761938


ISBN 10:   031076193
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   02 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 99 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

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'This important and recommended contemporary YA will inspire young people to find their own voices and take a swing at life. A must-have.' and ndash;School Library Journal, starred review * School Library Journal * 'and hellip;this novel packs a punch into its shocking and extremely powerful ending straight from today's headlines.' and ndash;Booklist * Booklist * 'Despite the easy flow of verse, there is a density to this story with its multiple elements. Lively, moving, and heartfelt.' and ndash;Kirkus, starred review * Kirkus, starred review *


Author Information

Kwame Alexander is the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated; How to Read a Book; Solo; Swing; Rebound, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal; and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the founding editor of Versify, an imprint that aims to Change the World One Word at a Time. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com Mary Rand Hess is a poet, mixed-media artist, screenwriter, and New York Times bestselling author of Solo and Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures, both coauthored with Kwame Alexander.

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