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Black brother, Black brother / Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library J RHO 000161963 Children's Library -- New Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316493802
  • ISBN: 0316493805
  • ISBN: 9780316493796
  • ISBN: 0316493791
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Suspended unjustly from elite Middlefield Prep, Donte Ellison studies fencing with a former champion, hoping to put the racist fencing team captain in his place.
Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter-skinned brother, Trey. When he's bullied and framed by the captain of the fencing team, "King" Alan, he's suspended from school and arrested. Terrified, searching for a place where he belongs, Donte joins a local youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. With Arden's help, he begins training as a competitive fencer, setting his sights on taking down the fencing team captain, no matter what. As Donte hones his fencing skills and grows closer to achieving his goal, he learns the fight for justice is far from over. Now Donte must confront his bullies, racism, and the corrupt systems of power that led to his arrest. Powerful and emotionally gripping, Black Brother, Black Brother is a careful examination of the school-to-prison pipeline and follows one boy's fight against racism and his empowering path to finding his voice -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 3.4 4.0 508461.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also available in electronic format.
Subject: Fencing > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Racism > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Massachusetts > Juvenile fiction.
Fencing > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Preparatory schools > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / General.
Schools.
Racism.
Families.
African Americans.
Fencing.
Fencing > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Racism > Juvenile fiction.
Preparatory schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Family > Juvenile fiction.
Fencing > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Preparatory schools > Fiction.
School stories.
Family life > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Juvenile fiction.
Massachusetts.
Massachusetts > Juvenile fiction.
Massachusetts > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.
Social problem fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Social problem fiction.