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  • Garvey's Choice
  • Author: Nikki Grimes
  • ISBN: 9781629797403
  • Publisher: Wordsong
  • Pub Date: 10/2016
  • Pages: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Children’s Age: 9,12
  • Price: $16.99
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This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father--by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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