Your Corner Dark

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Atheneum Books
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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Desmond Hall was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and moved to Jamaica, Queens. He has worked as a high school biology and English teacher in East New York, Brooklyn; counseled teenage ex-cons after their release from Rikers Island; and served as Spike Lee's creative director at Spike DDB. Desmond has served on the board of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Advertising Council and judged the One Show, the American Advertising Awards, and the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. He's also been named one of Variety magazine's Top 50 Creatives to Watch. He's the author of Your Corner Dark and Better Must Come. Desmond lives outside of Boston with his wife and two daughters.
"The best way to describe Your Corner Dark, is to say it's a stomach-knotter. It's one of those tales that ties you up, turns you inside-out, wrings you like a wet cloth. Desmond Hall leaves us no choice but to root for Frankie Green, a young man in Jamaica doing everything he can to claw himself out of the bear trap of his environment, that has transformed him, not exactly into a bear, but definitely into more than just a good boy. Take note--Hall is a hurricane of a writer." --Jason Reynolds, author of New York Times bestseller Long Way Down
"A riveting, fiercely heartfelt and gutsy exploration of one boy's determination to wrest control over his own life, on his own terms. Readers will find it impossible not to root for Frankie as he is confronted with one impossible choice after another. Your Corner Dark is a memorable and unmissable debut by an author to watch." --Courtney Summers, author of the New York Times bestseller Sadie
"This is a novel that will be well-received by readers"--School Library Connection "January-February 2021"
"Gritty and full of detail about life in Jamaica, this ­eye-opening novel will allow readers to identify with a teen doing his best in a difficult situation. VERDICT This novel will appeal to ­readers of Ibi ­Zoboi's American Street and ­Jason ­Reynolds's Long Way Down."
--School Library Journal "February 2021"
"Hall offers vivid imagery, genuine dialogue, and a powerfully persistent protagonist in this fast-paced debut."--Publishers Weekly "January 25, 2021"
"Jamaican-born Hall's highly readable, well-plotted fiction debut is distinguished by its Caribbean setting and use of Jamaican patois, which provides verisimilitude. These rich details support the story's appealing characters, making for a compelling read."
--Booklist, Online Exclusive "January 15, 2021"
Hall skillfully positions readers on an ethical edge. A cinema-worthy secondary cast, pull-no-punches posse war scenes, and of course a love interest will keep a diverse readership clutching their books and e-readers.
--BCCB "January 1, 2021"
"A story of family, sacrifice, perseverance, and survival."--Kirkus Reviews "December 1, 2020"