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As brave as you

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  • Narrator: Guy Lockard
    Publisher:
    Simon and Schuster Audio, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

Details:

  • Author: Reynolds, Jason
    Contributor: Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm); Lockard, Guy
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2018
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    Copyrighted
    2016
    Summary:

    When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires-literally-in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King - Johnson Steptoe Award. Genie's summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia-in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Thunderstruck and-being a curious kid-Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he covers it so well (besides wearing way cool Ray-Bans). How does he match his clothes' Know where to walk' Cook with a gas stove' Pour a glass of sweet tea without spilling it' Genie thinks Grandpop must be the bravest guy he's ever known, but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the house-as in NEVER. And when he finds the secret room that Grandpop is always disappearing into-a room so full of songbirds and plants that it's almost as if it's been pulled inside-out-he begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all. Then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department. It's his fourteenth birthday, and, Grandpop says to become a man, you have to learn how to shoot a gun. Genie thinks that is AWESOME until he realizes Ernie has no interest in learning how to shoot. None. Nada. Dumbfounded by Ernie's reluctance, Genie is left to wonder-is bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won't do'

    Original Publisher: New York, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Simon & Schuster Audio, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781508225089