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In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive?
Shawn Goodman will capture your heart with this gritty, honest, and moving story about a boy struggling to learn about friendship, brotherhood, and manhood in a society where violence is the answer to every problem.
A Tayshas Reading List Pick
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
Shawn Goodman takes us inside the gritty world of our juvenile justice system with the verve of a master storyteller. Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
A gripping story of a boy s climb to manhood on his own terms. Paul Volponi, author of The Final Four
The reader will be seized by the boy s] plight and his determination not only to survive, but to better himself. Todd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun
Kindness for Weakness is a daring, dazzling leap into the dark passage that is the journey to manhood. Paul Griffin, author of The Orange Houses
Gripping action, gritty dialogue, vivid characters, and palpable tension permeate the brief chapters of James s powerful, honest, compelling narrative. School Library Journal"
- ISBN-13: 9780385743259
- ISBN-10: 0385743254
- Publisher: Ember
- Publish Date: January 2015
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
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