Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds audiobook

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

By Jason Reynolds
Read by Bahni Turpin , J. D. Jackson , January LaVoy , Kevin R. Free , Jason Reynolds , and  various narrators

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781481438285

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508267140

  • ISBN: 9781508267140

Runtime: 3.98 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Essence Magazine Pick for Fall

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A National Book Award Finalist!
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—

Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Skateboarding.
Wiping out.
Braving up.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
Making jokes.
Lotioning up.
Finding comfort.
But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ten African-American narrators read these ten interconnected stories, and their performances are uniformly excellent, bringing the cast of characters to vivid life. Listeners follow the varied adventures of students as they walk home from school. In 'Call of Duty,' read by Kevin R. Free, Bryson stands up for a boy who gets kissed by another boy at school; in 'Satchmo's Master Plan,' read by Guy Lockard, Satchmo devises an elaborate escape plan in case the new dog next door gives chase. Author Reynolds's vibrant language, delivered by the narrator ensemble with style, makes every situation and detail—whether funny, outlandish, sad, or tender—feel genuine, relatable, and full of heart. Reynolds reads the final chapter himself, a poetic conclusion that connects all of the threads in this perfect middle-grade novel."
“One of the most exciting, constantly surprising voices in children’s literature…is back with another book that’s as innovative as it is emotionally arresting.” Entertainment Weekly
“This is storytelling at its finest, a true masterpiece.” Booklist (starred review)
“Ten African-American narrators read these ten interconnected stories, and their performances are uniformly excellent, bringing the cast of characters to vivid life…Author Reynolds’s vibrant language, delivered by the narrator ensemble with style, makes every situation and detail—whether funny, outlandish, sad, or tender—feel genuine, relatable, and full of heart. Reynolds reads the final chapter himself, a poetic conclusion that connects all of the threads in this perfect middle-grade novel. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Reynolds’ gift for capturing the voices and humanity of urban teens is on full display….Brims with humor, pathos, and the heroic struggle to grow up.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Each story rings with emotional authenticity and empathy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The perfect book to hand to reluctant middle-grade readers who will relate to the hectic and uncertain lives of these characters.” School Library Journal (starred review)
*Reynolds proves once again that he has a knack for marrying the emotionally gripping to the unabashedly silly in ways that read as both new and familiar….Charming.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Jason Reynolds

Author Bio: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, the author of numerous books for children and young adults, is a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. He is the American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.98
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English