Now in paperback, this timely and moving middle grade stand-alone debut deftly explores race, class, brotherly love, and second chances—perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander.
Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year!
After T’Shawn’s father died, his family was forced to live in a homeless shelter. Two years later, they’ve finally moved into a small apartment on Chicago’s South Side, and T gets an unbelievable opportunity to join a prestigious diving team at the local private swim club. He knows the costs are hefty, but he thinks his mom can swing it . . . until he finds out that his older brother, Lamont, is getting released from prison early.
Luckily, T is offered a diving scholarship, and he can channel his frustrations about his brother into his diving practices. But when criminal activity increases in the neighborhood and people in the community automatically blame Lamont, T begins to worry that maybe his brother hasn’t left his criminal past behind.
ISBN/EAN: 0062561669 / 9780062561664
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publish Date: August 23, 2022
Target Age: 8-12