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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks | Jason Reynolds
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From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all they different directions a walk home can take. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy-- Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
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alvingregorio
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Although I didn‘t grow up in a city, there was a lot of emotions I could identify with as a child growing up. The joy, pain, excitement, and fears of wanting to belong are even true in adulthood, though we work so hard to hide it. This book reconnects you to those feelings.

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NovelNancy
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When I saw Jason Reynolds had a new book out, I had to order it for my school & as usual, it did not disappoint. There is humor, meanness, sadness, hope & love - all emotions kids feel as they try & figure out how to navigate through life. Though 10 separate stories, the details woven through them show that we are all somehow connected to one another. Our actions do affect others - even if we're not aware they do. Delightful read for MS readers.

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Econaghan
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On cloud nine right now!

crazyspine Woah! So jealous! Is this the B&N in Exton? 1mo
Econaghan Yes!!! It was an awesome night! Laurie Halse Anderson was speaking with him. They‘re both amazing! 1mo
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WriterAtHeart
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Not that you can tell in the picture, but Laurie Halse Anderson and Jason Reynolds are in the sea of chairs speaking tonight. I cannot wait to say hi and get my booked signed!

Chrissyreadit Where was this? What an amazing opportunity! 1mo
WriterAtHeart At a Barnes and Nobles in PA. It was awesome! 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Love Jason Reynold‘s writing and this book about what happens after the dismissal bell rings is a fantastic story about life inside and, especially, outside of school. Some chapters are stronger than others—one even made me a little teary—but I enjoyed them all. A rich exploration of the inner lives of young people and a call to look deeper, see more, and to think about what it means to be part of a community. A great addition to the library.

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MsLeah8417
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I am loving this on audiobook!!! #jasonreynolds #lookbothways

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LibrarianRyan
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I love how none of Jason Reynolds books look alike (unless its a series).

Out Oct 7
#CoverLove
#MGedition

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Kelly
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Eager to sink into a new Jason Reynolds book.

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MelissaSue81
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I enjoyed this collection of short stories about students at a school. Some of the stories were better than others, but all of the children are dealing with something that you might not know by looking at them. The stories are intertwined in that all the students attend the same school and encounter some of the others, but they really are separate stories. Definitely recommend for middle grade

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tjwill
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I met Jason Reynolds! Please overlook my swoony face. 😍 😁 #alaac19

Karkar He is amazing! 5mo
Zelma His talk was amazing! 🥰 5mo
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kate_reads
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This year at #BEA, I had a goal to stand in as little lines as possible but ya gotta do it for Jason Reynolds 🤩

DivineDiana Love! 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 5mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Jason Reynolds is a great author—we can‘t keep his books on the shelves at school—and I‘m definitely looking forward to his next book. Look Both Ways is out in October. EW has the cover and an excerpt. (I may be late on this...) Can‘t wait!

LiteraryinLititz This is the first I‘m hearing of it, and it‘s going right on my TBR! Thanks! 6mo
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