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As Brave as You

As Brave as You (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint ed.)

By Reynolds, Jason

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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. Genie s 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 Virginia in 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 he s ever known, but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the house as in NEVER. 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. Then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department. It s 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 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?
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ISBN 9781481415910
Released AU 9 May 2017
Publisher Atheneum
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
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ISBN-13 9781481415910
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atheneum
Imprint Atheneum Books
Released 9 May 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
Edition Reprint ed.
Author(s) By Reynolds, Jason
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 295g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Virginia, People with disabilities, African Americans, Blind, Brothers
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile