The Definitive Guide to

As Brave As You

Written and illustrated by Jason Reynolds
Published by Simon & Schuster
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
$16.99
List Price
10-14
Target Age
432
Pages
Chapter
Book Type

What's As Brave As You About

Publisher Summary

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 piercing middle grade novel 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 and—being a curious kid—Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he covers 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?

What Kind of Book is As Brave As You

Book Lists That Include As Brave As You

Book Topics › Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Children's Books About Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Book Topics › forgiveness
Children's Books About Forgiveness
Book Topics › brothers
Bright Children's Books About Brothers
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote As Brave As You

author & illustrator
Jason Reynolds View Author

What Has Jason Reynolds Said About As Brave As You

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Jason know that you want more details about As Brave As You!

More Books From These Creatives

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks book
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum
Chapter book

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked As Brave As You

Book Details

ISBN 10:
1481415905
ISBN 13:
9781481415903
Publication Date:
May 3, 2016

Suggested Links