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Swing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Alexander, Kwame
By Hess, Mary Rand

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A New York Times best seller! New York Times bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) tell a lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that will speak to anyone who's struggled to find their voice. And the surprise ending shines a spotlight on the issues re...lated 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.
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ISBN 9780310761945
Released NZ 18 Oct 2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780310761945
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Blink
Released 18 Oct 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alexander, Kwame
By Hess, Mary Rand
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 349g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Friendship, African Americans, Baseball, Novels in verse, Best friends
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult

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