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Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Paperback $7.99
Dec 23, 2014 | ISBN 9780307931511

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 18, 2013:
“[A] tense, memorable story.”

Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013:
“The well-crafted characters, the hot Southern summer, and the coming-of-age events are reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird… This paper boy is a fighter and his hope fortifies and satisfies in equal measure.”

“An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it.”—Rob Buyea, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again

Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story as I did, but it will be particularly meaningful to anyone who has ever struggled with stuttering.”—Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation of America

“[A] compelling first-person narrative.” —The Washington Post

A memorable coming-of-age novel.” —School Library Journal

“In a compelling climax, he, still stuttering, proudly announces his real name; the moment is as eloquent as his story.” —The Horn Book


Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE 2015

New York State Charlotte Award NOMINEE 2016

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE 2015

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2014

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings SELECTION 2014

Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2014

IRA Teachers’ Choices SELECTION 2014

IRA Children’s Book Award for Younger Readers HONOR 2014

Newbery Honor Book HONOR 2014

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