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Punching the air
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Contributors:
Salaam, Yusef, author.
Pasha, Omar T., illustrator.
Published:
New York, NY : Balzer & Bray, [2020].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
386 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Status:

1 copy on order.
Description

Instant New York Times bestseller! From award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo.

The story that I thought

was my life

didn't start on the day

I was born

Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white.

The story that I think

will be my life

starts today

Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it?

With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062996480, 0062996487, 9780008422141, 0008422141

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Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it. With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, I. A., Salaam, Y., & Pasha, O. T. (2020). Punching the air. First edition. New York, NY: Balzer & Bray.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, Yusef, Salaam and Omar T., Pasha. 2020. Punching the Air. New York, NY: Balzer & Bray.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, Yusef, Salaam and Omar T., Pasha, Punching the Air. New York, NY: Balzer & Bray, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu,, Yusef Salaam, and Omar T. Pasha. Punching the Air. First edition. New York, NY: Balzer & Bray, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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