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by | Read by Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 25 mins. • Unabridged • © 2022

Author Reynolds and artist Griffin shine as they co-narrate this poetic memoir, which riffs on friendship, courage, self-expression, and coming of age. In the early 2000s, the roommates set off for Brooklyn to pursue their creative dreams. There, they struggled to balance family concerns and self-doubt with the desire to be recognized and make a difference. As the pair look back on their past, their voices weave in and out, coming together to emphasize pivotal words--"brothers," "survivors," "friends." Most importantly, they note that "men pretend," acknowledging how difficult it is for men to admit feeling vulnerable. Those familiar with the print book's visuals may miss the multilayered artwork, but the intimacy and authenticity of the audiobook are remarkable on their own. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781797150253 $4.99

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