Coe Booth | Kinda Like Brothers

Posted: June 12, 2014 in Book Reviews, Top Picks of the Year
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Jarrett’s mom takes in foster care babies. And NOW, she’s taking in Kevon, baby Treasure’s older brother, and so Jarrett has to share his room with him. Totally unfair.

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Coe Booth’s new book  is about the relationship between two middle school kids. She writes truths about boys relationships with each other that are real in all of their complexities. AND this book is showing relationships between African American boys and men in a big, big profound way.

Every single character in this book has a story, and just enough is written about each one to have us feel we know them and want to know more about them.

 

This book is a classic. Newbury!!!!!! Brilliant. I am in awe. I am a reluctant reader of middle school boy books and she had me turning the pages. Complex. Real. Funny. Not one thing that doesn’t work. Shout out!

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