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The Resource Swing, Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

Swing, Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

Label
Swing
Title
Swing
Statement of responsibility
Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 own perceptions of what is actually cool. 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 make his voice heard? 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."--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2020.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739207
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Kwame
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hess, Mary Rand
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novels in verse
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • African Americans
  • Baseball stories
  • Letters
  • Novels in verse
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • African Americans
  • Baseball
  • Letters
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Swing, Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048615401
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780310761914
Lccn
2018030417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048615401
Label
Swing, Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048615401
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780310761914
Lccn
2018030417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1048615401

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