Look Both Ways


Look Both Ways : A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrated by)
Trade Paperback [2020]
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9
240 pages
8.3 in H | 5.5 in W | 0.7 in T | 0.6 lb Wt

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Carnegie Medal winner
A National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
“As innovative as it is emotionally arresting.” —Entertainment Weekly

From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—

Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Wiping out.
Braving up.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
Making jokes.
Lotioning up.
Finding comfort.
But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

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Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 8.3 × 5.5 × .7 in
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