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Publisher's Summary

Seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Lafayette, this is the story of three brothers, each locked in their own grief and guilt after the sudden death of their mother. Deep feelings and family secrets are revealed as, despite the odds against them, the brothers learn to pull together.
©2010 Jacqueline Woodson (P)2010 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"Gang violence and urban poverty play an integral part in this novel, but what readers will remember most is the brothers' deep-rooted affection for one another. An intelligently wrought, thought-provoking story. Ages 10-up." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on 10-29-10

Amazing

Dule Hill is a genius in this audio version of this book. I purchased this book for my 9th grade struggling readers to listen to as they read along to the novel in class. COMPLETELY WORTH EVERY PENNY. My students were engaged, interested, and loved coming to class on days when I let Dule read to them instead of me!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Keesha Bee on 08-28-15

Tear jerker!

I enjoyed this book and the narrator was great. I read this book because its a required text for my ninth grade students. I think this story is something my group of students and/or someone they know may be able to relate to.

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