The Rock and the River

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Product Details
Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.98 X 8.58 X 1.05 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781416975823

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About the Author
Kekla Magoon writes novels and nonfiction books for teens, including 37 Things I Love, The Rock and the River, How It Went Down, Light It Up, and Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People, which was a National Book Award Finalist, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and Michael L. Printz Honor book. Kekla received the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Past recognitions include a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and four Coretta Scott King Honors. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she is not writing, Kekla can be found entertaining a pair of energetic orange cats or riding her bike through the hills of Vermont.
Reviews
An intensely significant story... -- Sundee T. Frazier, winner of the ALA 2008 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award
This is an essential story that has been waiting for its time and its teller. A brave and brilliant accomplishment. -- Helen Frost, Printz Honor Award-winning author of Spinning Through the Universe
Vividly, poignantly, and without compromise, Kekla Magoon takes us to the heart of a world in the messy business of monumental change. The Rock and the River is an extraordinary book that brings unflinchingly to life an extraordinary moment in time. -- Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Rex Zero and the End of the World
What a rich and passionate debut novel! With both intensity and humor, the story that unfolds is at once riveting, disquieting, and ultimately most satisfying. -- Ellen Levine, Caldecott Honor Award-winning author of Henry's Freedom Box
This explosive coming-of-age story, taut with tension and protest, propelled me along like the river of its title. Magoon is most certainly a new and serious talent to watch. An intensely significant story of emotional and historical depth that resonates with relevancy for our age. -- Sundee T. Frazier, winner of the ALA 2008 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It