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Title
As brave as you
Author
Reynolds, Jason
Publisher
Thorndike Press
Publication Date
2016
ISBN
9781432849313
143284931x
Collation
1 volume
Format
Large Print
Grade Level
07
08
09
Abstract
Genie’s summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia—in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Genie thinks Grandpop must be the bravest guy he’s ever known, but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the house—as in NEVER. It’s his fourteenth birthday, and, Grandpop says to become a man, you have to learn how to shoot a gun. Genie thinks that is AWESOME until he realizes Ernie has no interest in learning how to shoot. None. Nada. Dumbfounded by Ernie’s reluctance, Genie is left to wonder—is bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won’t do?
Subject
Grandparents - Fiction
Brothers - Fiction
Courage - Fiction
Blind - Fiction
African Americans - Fiction
People with disabilities - Fiction
Country life - Fiction
Grandfathers - Fiction