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Punching the Air
 

Punching the Air (Paperback)

By Zoboi, Ibi
By Salaam, Yusef

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From award-winning, bestselling 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 the Noughts & Crosses series and The Hate U Give. One fateful night, ...an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. 'Boys just being boys' turns out to be true only when those boys are white. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal Shahid'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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ISBN 9780008422141
Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008422141
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Released 2 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Zoboi, Ibi
By Salaam, Yusef
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Black studies
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 350g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress African Americans - Fiction
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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