Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Category: Book
By (author): Nabaum, Alexander
By (author): Reynolds, Jason
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all they 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.
Review Quote*"One of the most exciting, constantly surprising voices in children's literature…is back with another book that's as innovative as it is emotionally arresting." 
Review Quote*"Reynolds' gift for capturing the voices and humanity of urban teens is on full display....Brims with humor, pathos, and the heroic struggle to grow up."
Review Quote*"This is storytelling at its finest, a true masterpiece."
Review Quote**"Each story rings with emotional authenticity and empathy."