August Picks - Young Adult

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ISBN: 9780310761839
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Published: Blink - August 1st, 2017

From New York Times bestselling, Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award-winning author Kwame Alexander comes Solo-a young adult fiction novel told through a hybrid of verse, prose, and social media that addresses issues of adversity, courage, and overcoming. 

Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, who is being crushed between the scathing tabloids exposing his former rock-star-father's addictions and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He sets out on a journey that lands him in Ghana. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn't have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.

With his signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home.

Without proselytizing, Solo empowers, engages, and encourages teenagers to move from heartache to healing, burden to blessings, depression to deliverance, and trials to triumphs.