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Author Alexander, Kwame, author.

Title Solo / by New York Times bestselling authors Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, [2019]
©2017

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 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  HS NUTMEG 2022 ALEXANDER    DUE 12-09-21
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 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Teen  TEEN ALEXANDER, K.    Check Shelf
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Description 464 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.
Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother—who died when Blade was nine—and the ruin his father’s washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he’s not all alone: He’s got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret—one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true. His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn’t have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.
Note 6 Nutmeg Book Award, nominee, Grades 9-12 High School 2022.
Awards NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens, 2018.
Subject Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Children of drug addicts -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Reconciliation -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Novels in verse
Children of drug addicts. (OCoLC)fst01430026
Family secrets. (OCoLC)fst01737651
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Reconciliation. (OCoLC)fst01091509
Young adult fiction. (OCoLC)fst01183080
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Young adult works. (OCoLC)fst01726790
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Novels in verse. (OCoLC)fst01921724
Young adult fiction.
Novels in verse.
Added Author Hess, Mary Rand, author.
ISBN 9780310761884 (paperback)
0310761883 (paperback)
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