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An American Library Association Notable Children’s Recording!

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires - literally - in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King - Johnson Steptoe Award.

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. Thunderstruck, and being a curious kid, Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he covers it so well (besides wearing way cool Ray-Bans). How does he match his clothes? Know where to walk? Cook with a gas stove? Pour a glass of sweet tea without spilling it?

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. And when he finds the secret room that Grandpop is always disappearing into - a room so full of songbirds and plants that it's almost as if it's been pulled inside out - he begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all.

Then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department. It's his 14th 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, are bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won't do?

©2016 Jason Reynolds (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Awesome

Great story very relatable in many ways at lest for me I really recommend this book to anyone

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Excellent, funny, and heart warming

My two eldest children (13,11) thoroughly enjoyed listening to this on car rides. The story is full of middle school hilarity, family bonds, and childhood perspectives. Mr. Lockard’s performance made Mr. Reynolds excellent story come to life. We were laughing out loud and repeating lines from the book all the time.

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Good story for all ages

This book was very good. Not only did the performance of the reader excel my expectations but the story was very adversing. I loved every moment of it!

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Childhood

This book smells like childhood. Reynolds did a wonderful job creating characters readers can relate to.

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Wonderful!!

Loved it. Jason Reynolds is an amazing author! My 12 year old son enjoys all of his books. We enjoyed Guy Lockard's narration of the book! He brought the book to life!

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Great performance

Loved this coming of age type story. Has both serious themes & some good laughs. Great for our family road trip!

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Great Read for whole family!

My son's teacher assigned this reading and once I read the description and saw an interview of the author explaining why he writes books like this I purchased a paperback copy for each of my kids and myself and I finished it off with the audible version. Highly entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time. My oldest devoured it in a weekend.

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Just wonderful narration

Hands down one of the best narrators I’ve ever heard. Really enhanced the experience. And of course Jason Reynolds is a rock star

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Simply wonderful

This book pulled on my heartstrings and the narrator brought everything to life perfectly. As brave as you is so well written and real. Simply beautiful.

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Great Story + Performanxe

This was such a fun story for us as a family. Voice actor really brought it to life as well.