Punching the air
(Book)

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Contributors
Salaam, Yusef, author.
Pasha, Omar T., illustrator.
Published
New York, NY : Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
386 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Central Kansas Library System - CKLS Rotating BooksYA ZOBBoxed for RB
Frank Carlson Library - YOUNG ADULTYA Zoboi, IbiOn Shelf
Great Bend Public Library - YOUNG ADULTYA Fic Zoboi, IbiOn Shelf
Kensington Community/USD 110 Libraries - YOUNG ADULTYA ZOBOn Shelf
Russell Public Library - YOUNG ADULTYA Zoboi, IbiOn Shelf

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Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780062996480, 0062996487
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.7, 5 Points

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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. 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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, I. A., Salaam, Y., & Pasha, O. T. (2020). Punching the air (First edition.). Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, Yusef, Salaam and Omar T., Pasha. 2020. Punching the Air. New York, NY: Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, Yusef, Salaam and Omar T., Pasha. Punching the Air New York, NY: Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu,, Yusef Salaam, and Omar T. Pasha. Punching the Air First edition., Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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