Garvey’s father has always wanted him to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, and reading. This novel-in-verse celebrates choosing to be true to yourself. Note on the Tanka poetry form.
ISBN: 9781629797403 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Wordsong Page Count: 120 Trim Size: 7 1/3" x 5" Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.6, Points: 1 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 3.5, Points: 4 Lexile: Level: 620L Awards & Honors: Oregon Reader's Choice Awards 2019 Nominee Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Contemporary Middle-Grade Novels
SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Middle Grade
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Middle-Grade
NCTE Notable Poetry List 2017, Verse Novels
ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Older Readers
Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth, Diverse Fiction
2017 Notable Books for a Global Society
2017 Capitol Choices, Seven to Ten
YALSA 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Fiction
CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
2016 Cybils Finalist, Poetry
ILA Children’s Choices 2017 Reading List
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