From National Book Award Finalist Jason Reynolds Comes a Piercingly Poignant Look at the Detours we Face on the Walk Home, and in Life

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.
Skateboarding.
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.

Product Details

Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (October 27, 2020)
Length: 240 pages
ISBN13: 9781481438292
Grades: 5 – 9
Ages: 10 – 14
Lexile ® 750L

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