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When I Was the Greatest

Reynolds, Jason (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When I Was the Greatest
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Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.
Authors: Reynolds, Jason
Title: When I was the greatest
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.
ISBN: 9781442459472
1442459476
9781442459496
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rey
Statement of Responsibility: Jason Reynolds
Subject Headings: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction African Americans Fiction Violence Fiction Neighborhoods Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction Families New York (State) Fiction Conduct of life Fiction
Topical Term: African Americans
Violence
Neighborhoods
Brothers and sisters
Families
Conduct of life
LCCN: 2012045734
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May 13, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a powerful story about friendship and family, showing how they might not always be perfect but are still tremendously important in both good and bad times.

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"Ali's Brooklyn neighbourhood has a reputation for drugs, guns, and violence, but Ali doesn't have time for any of that. On top of school and boxing, he's got to look out for his little sister Jazz, his best friend Noodles (who loves comic books and trouble), and Noodles' brother Needles (who knits as a way of coping with Tourette's syndrome). Though he's loyal to a fault, Ali finds himself questioning his friendships after a misunderstanding at an illicit party puts his life in danger. Fans of Coe Booth who are looking for more unflinching-yet-hopeful urban fiction should definitely pick up this authentic debut novel." Teen Scene March 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/a2d2fecb-0036-4e36-bcd4-d3276847a40f?postId=2f01dac0-7358-4d12-879a-5d09c90eb51c

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