Punching the Air

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    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.

    The story that I thought
    was my life
    didn’t start on the day
    I was born

    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. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white.

    The story that I think
    will be my life
    starts today

    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?

    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.

    The book, Punching the Air [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780062996480 in Hardcover by Ibi Zoboi;Yusef Salaam may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.
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    Publisher:
    Balzer & Bray
    Product Name:
    Punching the Air
    Author:
    Ibi Zoboi
    Language:
    English
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    09/01/2020
    ISBN:
    0062996487
    Pages:
    400
    Reading Level:
    14+
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