Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

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A National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Carnegie Medal winner
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019

A Time Best Children's Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids' Book of 2019
A Washington Post 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
"As innovative as it is emotionally arresting." --Entertainment Weekly

From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids' walks 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.

Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Published: 10/08/2019
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.80w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781481438285
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 504592 / Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2019 pg. 123
Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 63
Publishers Weekly 08/12/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2019 - Book Of Special Distinction
BookPage 10/01/2019
School Library Journal 10/01/2019 pg. 82
Shelf Awareness 10/25/2019
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2019 pg. 95
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. He's also the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His many books include All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, Stamped, As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, 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.