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The Resource Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha

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

Label
Punching the air
Title
Punching the air
Statement of responsibility
written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Storyline
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Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2020.
  • Walter Award, Teen, 2020.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2021.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2021.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers: Top Ten, 2021.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10922280
Cataloging source
CNWPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.Z64
LC item number
Pun 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Salaam, Yusef
  • Pasha, Omar T.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Artists
  • False imprisonment
  • African American teenage boys
  • Teenage artists
  • Judicial error
  • Male prisoners
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Justice
  • African Americans
  • Teenage boys
  • Artists
  • Judicial error
  • Male prisoners
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Racism
  • Justice
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Novels in Verse
  • African American teenage boys
  • African Americans
  • Artists
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • False imprisonment
  • Judicial error
  • Justice
  • Male prisoners
  • Teenage artists
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1162850257
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780062996480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1162850257
Label
Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1162850257
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780062996480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1162850257

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