When I Was The Greatestby Jason Reynolds, photographs by Michael Frost
Author's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonreynolds83

Ali and his friends, brothers Noodles and Needles, refuse to be defined by the stereotypes in their Brooklyn neighborhood. Ali keeps busy by learning to box, just as Noodles does reading comic books, and Needles gets his name not from any type of injection but from the knitting needles he carries to help control the symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome. Despite their good intentions, what will happen when the three find themselves in a dangerous situation at an exclusive party?

240 pgs. - ISBN: 9781442459472

AR Quiz No. 163699, IL: UG, BL: 4.8, AR Pts: 9

Keywords: African American interest, 2015 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award, realistic fiction, urban setting, Tourette's Syndrome, friend and family relationships, YALSA 2015 Notable Book

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