by Vince Vawter


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Paperboy by Vince Vawter

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred

"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again
This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King’s Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes of age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life.
Little Man throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering—not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward to interacting with the customers. But it’s the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, who stirs up real trouble in Little Man’s life.
A Newbery Honor Award Winner
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
An IRA Children’s and Young Adults’ Choice
An IRA Teachers’ Choice
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
A National Parenting Publications Award Honor Book
A BookPage Best Children’s Book
An ABC New Voices Pick
A Junior Library Guild Selection

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Recording
An ALA-YALSA Amazing Audiobook
A Mississippi Magnolia State Award List Selection

“[Vawter’s] characterization of Little Man feels deeply authentic, with . . . his fierce desire to be ‘somebody instead of just a kid who couldn’t talk right.’” —The Washington Post
Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story.” —Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation of America
*“[A] tense, memorable story.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
“An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307931511
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/23/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 37,640
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

VINCE VAWTER, a native of Memphis, retired after a forty-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and publisher of the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana. Paperboy is his first novel.

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Paperboy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good, sort of having some of the same idea of wonder. I still think that it is pretty amazing that the book is sort of based after a true story. It deffinetly deserved the Newberry awarf that ot won.
sevensons More than 1 year ago
Think this would be a good book for my grandchildren to read. Good story and the subject was well handled. I think they could learn from this book and enjoy it at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a great book totally worth getting #vince vawter amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book about an true condition. It open the mind
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me of Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. (Both are great books by the way). It was a great book and I definitely  will reread this book again soon!