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πŸ“š Happy Publication Day πŸ“š β € ✨ Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam β € Synopsis: From award-winning, bestselli…

πŸ“š Happy Publication Day πŸ“š
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✨ Punching the Air
by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
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Synopsis: From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo.
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The story that I thought
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was my life
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didn’t start on the day
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I was born
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Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. β€œBoys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white.
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The story that I think
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will be my life
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starts today
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Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal’s bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it?
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With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
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πŸ’‹ xoxo,
Kat
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P.S. #bookstagram it’s time for that hashtag rant for this #PunchingtheAir #bookbirthday ! Add this to your #tbr fellow #bookstagrammer #booklover #bookblogger #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile and #bookworm. It’s #pubday for this #newrelease! Hello πŸ‘‹πŸΎ #booksbooksbooks #newbooks for #readersofinstagram to celebrate!
Thanks to #igreads and my desire to #readallthebooks my #tbrpile is taking over! Sincerely yours, #blackgirlreading πŸ“š

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