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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Written by Jason Reynolds & illustrated by Alexander Nabaum
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A National Book Award Finalist An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—

Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include <i>When I Was the Greatest</i>, <i> The Boy in the Black Suit</i>, <i> All American Boys</i> (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), <i>As Brave as You</i>, <i> For Every One</i>, the Track series (<i>Ghost</i>, <i>Patina</i>, <i>Sunny</i>, and <i>Lu</i>), <i>Look Both Ways</i>, and <i>Long Way Down</i>, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

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ISBN:
9781481438285
Publication Date:
October 8, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
148143828X

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