Take Back the Block

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Product Details
Price
$8.99  $8.36
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593175200

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About the Author
Chrystal D. Giles is a champion for diversity in children's literature and made her debut with Take Back the Block, which has received multiple starred reviews. Chrystal lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and son and is currently working on her next middle grade novel. Visit her at chrystaldgiles.com and @creativelychrys.
Reviews
★ "The story echoes contemporary realities that, as its culmination indicates, take an entire community to confront, and it will undoubtedly push readers into action. An ambitious invitation for young readers that delivers promise for all." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "This impressive debut is notable for its depiction of how gentrification pushes the working-class poor out of neighborhoods, as well as substantive ways that communities can protest, all for a middle grade audience. Wes is a humorous, likable, relatable narrator. . . . Giles has crafted an outstanding depiction of the nuances of gentrification as well as the struggle and joys of working-class Black families and communities." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

"A timely, relatable story about family, friendship, community, and racism. The underlying message: you are never too young to make your voice heard."--The Horn Book

"Timely and penetrating." --Kelly Starling Lyons, author of Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations

"Chrystal Giles's sparkling debut will have you standing up and cheering."--Lisa Yee, National Book Award Finalist

"Filled with hope, friendship, and grit." --Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

"Chrystal Giles really nailed it. I loved this book." --Linda Williams Jackson, author of Midnight Without a Moon

"Necessary and inspiring. An empowering read." --Ashley Herring Blake, author of the Stonewall Honor Book Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World