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Justin #1

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Justin #1 by LJ Alonge
Mass Market Paperback $6.99
Jun 07, 2016 | ISBN 9781101995624
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Praise

“A winning combination of interest and approachability. Debut author Alonge writes with nimbleness and insight, and Justin’s narration is leavened with shrewd, rueful observations and quick turns of phrase.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, *STARRED REVIEW*) 

“The brief novel is both a satisfying basketball story and an African-American boy’s first-person account of finding his way in the world… debut author Alonge plays the game just right.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A coming-of-age story with hard edges and heart.” (Publisher’s Weekly)

“This gritty series-starter follows African American fifteen-year-old Justin through Oakland, where he and friends learn to scheme and swindle… Accessible prose (with profanity) and fast-paced action make this suited to older reluctant readers.” (Horn Book Guide Reviews)

Awards

Junior Library Guild Selection SELECTION 2016

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age SELECTION 2016

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