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Author Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

Title Punching the air / written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  HS NUTMEG 2023 ZOBOI    DUE 07-13-22
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  HS NUTMEG 2023 ZOBOI    DUE 07-19-22
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  HS NUTMEG 2023 ZOBOI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    DUE 07-07-22
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Nutmeg Collection  YA ZOBOI    Check Shelf

Edition First trade paperback edition.
Description 386 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note Nutmeg Book Award nominee, Grade 9-12 High School, 2023.
Summary From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. "The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born." Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it. With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 5 509958.
Subject African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Artists -- Juvenile fiction.
False imprisonment -- Juvenile fiction.
African American teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage artists -- Juvenile fiction.
Judicial error -- Juvenile fiction.
Male prisoners -- Juvenile fiction.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Juvenile fiction.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Juvenile fiction.
Justice -- Juvenile fiction.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
African American teenage boys. (OCoLC)fst00799391
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Artists. (OCoLC)fst00817559
Criminal justice, Administration of. (OCoLC)fst00883246
Discrimination in criminal justice administration. (OCoLC)fst00895034
False imprisonment. (OCoLC)fst00920104
Judicial error. (OCoLC)fst00984666
Justice. (OCoLC)fst00985122
Male prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01006656
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Teenage artists. (OCoLC)fst01145360
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Salaam, Yusef, 1974- author.
Pasha, Omar T., illustrator.
ISBN 9780062996497 paperback
0062996495 paperback
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