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The Resource The Season of Styx Malone

The Season of Styx Malone

Label
The Season of Styx Malone
Title
The Season of Styx Malone
Statement of responsibility
Kekla Magoon
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Language
eng
Summary
A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOKMeet Caleb and Bobby Gene, two brothers embarking on a madcap, heartwarming, one-thing-leads-to-another adventure, for fans of As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds, Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, Front Desk by Kelly Yang, and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Friendships are forged, loyalties are tested . . . and miracles just might happen.Caleb Franklin and his big brother Bobby Gene are excited to have adventures in the woods behind their house. But Caleb dreams of venturing beyond their ordinary small town. Then Caleb and Bobby Gene meet new neighbor Styx Malone. Styx is sixteen and oozes cool. Styx promises the brothers that together, the three of them can pull off the Great Escalator Trade—exchanging one small thing for something better until they achieve their wildest dream. But as the trades get bigger, the brothers soon find themselves in over their heads. Styx has secrets—secrets so big they could ruin everything.Five best of the year lists!NPR, HornBook, Kirkus Reviews, SLJ, Shelf AwarenessFive starred reviews!"Reminiscent of now-classic works by Katherine Paterson, Natalie Babbitt and Lois Lowry, The Season of Styx Malone brings the darkness of fear and trauma into the bright sun of summer days." —Shelf Awareness, Starred "Interweaving themes of risk taking and trust, betrayal and forgiveness, Magoon crafts a novel that is genuinely funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting—extraordinary, in fact." —Publishers Weekly, Starred"Spending time with Styx, Caleb, and Bobby Gene is an experience no reader will soon forget." —The Horn Book, Starred "Heartening and hopeful, a love letter to black male youth grasping the desires within them, absorbing the worlds around them, striving to be more otherwise than ordinary. Please share." —Kirkus Review, Starred "A summertime romp filled with trouble-making, camaraderie, and substance." —School Library Journal, Starred
Summary
Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city
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Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
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10732818
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DLC
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Magoon, Kekla
Index
no index present
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510
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Season of Styx Malone
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:bb6b0153-684d-46ca-a2f2-e7cbea1ec98e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524715977
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Season of Styx Malone
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bb6b0153-684d-46ca-a2f2-e7cbea1ec98e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524715977
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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