Long Way Down Reflection

Long Way Down is a young adult novel in verse written by Jason Reynolds. It was published on October 24, 2017 and it consists of 306 pages. The awards and nominees for the novel are: Printz Honor Book. Coretta Scott King author award. Newbery Honor. Long Way Down is about the struggles of an African-American teenaged boy who wants to avenge his brother’s death. He takes his … Continue reading Long Way Down Reflection

New Kid Reflection

New Kid is a young adult graphic novel written and illustrated by Jerry Craft. It was published on February 5, 2019 and it consists of 256 pages. The graphic novel won the 2020 John Newbery Medal. New Kid is about a 12 year old African-American boy who goes to a private school and he experiences culture shock. His name is Jordan and he didn’t necessarily want to … Continue reading New Kid Reflection

Holes Reflection

Holes is a young adult fiction, mystery, and satire novel written by Louis Sachar. It was published on August 20, 1998 and it consists of 272 pages. The award and nominees for the novel are: 1998 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. 1999 John Newbery Medal. 2000 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award. Holes is about a 14 year old kid who gets teased for being … Continue reading Holes Reflection

Punching the Air Reflection

Punching the Air is a young adult fiction novel written by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. It was published on September 1, 2020 and it consists of 400 pages. The awards and nominees for the novel are: 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction. 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. 2021 Association for Library Service to Children’s Notable Children’s Recordings. 2021 … Continue reading Punching the Air Reflection

The Crossover Reflection

The Crossover is a fiction novel written by Kwame Alexander. It was published on March 18, 2014 and it consists of 256 pages. The novel won the John Newbery Medal 2015. The Crossover is about two twin brothers, Josh and Jordan, and how they both share a love for basketball. They both want to go down the path of becoming professional basketball players just like their father. … Continue reading The Crossover Reflection