The Usual Suspects

Maurice Broaddus (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
May 21, 2019
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.0 X 8.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062796318

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About the Author

MAURICE BROADDUS is a fantasy and horror author best known for his short fiction and his Knights of Breton Court novel trilogy. He has published dozens of stories in magazines and book anthologies, including in Asimov's Science Fiction, Black Static, and Weird Tales. Broaddus was born in London, but grew up in Indianapolis. His mother is from Jamaica, where she and many of his relatives still live.

Reviews

"Readers will love watching these two uniquely gifted black boys explore the complicated tensions between impulses and choices, independence and support, turnin' up and getting through."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A rare and much-needed glimpse into the world of exceptional learners."--School Library Journal
"[Broaddus] sheds revealing light on the nature of systemic profiling, based on class, race, and neurodiversity, at schools and within society."--Publishers Weekly
Through its discerning, young Black protagonist, [The Usual Suspects] tackles difficult subjects with nuance, humor, and heart, always bringing it back to the characters. A great choice for upper middle-graders in search of a fun and meaningful read.--Booklist
"I want this book, so full of wit and intelligence, raw honesty and clever plotting, to be so well known that when I say "The Usual Suspects" to a room of librarians, their first thoughts involve neither Casablanca or Keyser Soze but this work by Maurice Broaddus."
--School Library Journal Review of the Day