Concrete Rose: A Printz Honor Winner

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Price
$21.99  $20.45
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062846716

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About the Author

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.

Reviews

"A heartfelt exploration of Black manhood and the power of possibility." -- People

"In Concrete Rose, Thomas casts a loving eye on the lives and realities of Black people, which is a powerful continuation of one of her most moving endeavors as a writer: her challenge to readers to affirm the goodness of all types of characters and to greet them with compassion at every turn, no matter where those turns may lead."? -- New York Times Book Review

"Thomas brings her trademark wit, nostalgic love of the 1990s and all things R&B and hip-hop, and her penchant for heartfelt characterization to this first-person exploration of Maverick Carter's coming-of-age." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Authentic to the point of heartbreak, Maverick's voice is earnest as he wrestles with his decisions. Fans of Thomas's work will not be disappointed in this intense portrayal of this phase in the Carter family's story." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"This is the perfect example of a narrative that straddles the beauty and pain of belonging and having the courage to make your own choices.... Thomas writes with a depth of humor and clarity that really allows readers to bond with the characters." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"This literary DeLorean transports readers into the past, where they hope, dream, and struggle alongside beloved characters from Thomas' The Hate U Give.... Thomas proves Game of Thrones-esque in her worldbuilding ability, deepening her landscape without sacrificing intimacy or heart." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Thomas delivers a poignant prequel to The Hate U Give.... Maverick's story is one that offers hope, encouragement, and optimism." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Thomas' genius is her ability to craft one man's history in a way that illuminates the forces that brought us to this critical juncture." -- Time