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Garvey's Choice

Garvey's Choice

by Nikki Grimes

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Overview

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.


Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629797403
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 665,670
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the ALA Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her books include her critically acclaimed memoir in verse Ordinary Hazards as well as picture books Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice and Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. She won the Coretta Scott King Award for Bronx Masquerade and earned a Coretta Scott King Author Honor five times—for Words with WingsJazmin's NotebookDark SonsTalkin’ About Bessie, and The Road to Paris. Visit nikkigrimes.com

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