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The Resource Sunny, Jason Reynolds

Sunny, Jason Reynolds

Label
Sunny
Title
Sunny
Statement of responsibility
Jason Reynolds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics. They all have a lot to lose, but they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynold’s electrifying middle grade series. Sunny is just that—sunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team. But Sunny’s life hasn’t always been sun beamy-bright. You see, Sunny is a murderer. Or at least he thinks of himself that way. His mother died giving birth to him, and based on how Sunny’s dad treats him—ignoring him, making Sunny call him Darryl, never “Dad”—it’s no wonder Sunny thinks he’s to blame. It seems the only thing Sunny can do right in his dad’s eyes is win first place ribbons running the mile, just like his mom did. But Sunny doesn’t like running, never has. So he stops. Right in the middle of a race. With his relationship with his dad now worse than ever, the last thing Sunny wants to do is leave the other newbies—his only friends—behind. But you can’t be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunny’s answer? Dance. Yes, dance. But you also can’t be on a track team and dance. Then, in a stroke of genius only Jason Reynolds can conceive, Sunny discovers a track event that encompasses the hard hits of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. As Sunny practices the discus, learning when to let go at just the right time, he’ll let go of everything that’s been eating him up inside, perhaps just in time
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Summary
Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638589
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 10 up
LC call number
PZ7.R33593
LC item number
Su 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Track
Series volume
book 3
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Sunny, Jason Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989964182
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781481450218
Lccn
2017061137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989964182
Label
Sunny, Jason Reynolds
Publication
Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989964182
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781481450218
Lccn
2017061137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989964182

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