Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Morrison, Frank

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 660095 ISBN: 9781547605927
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Skateboarding -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Self-acceptance -- Fiction
 Moving -- Fiction
Family Life

Price: $23.28

When Epic's family moves to a new neighborhood, he has a hard time making friends and fitting in with his skateboard; but the trick to making new friends is to be yourself!

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518770

   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/22)
   School Library Journal (12/01/21)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/02/22)
 The Hornbook (00/03/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2021 K-Gr 2—Ivan is an epic skater—in fact, his moves on the board are so jaw-droppingly awesome that even his parents call him Epic. Like the tricks he's mastered on his board, Epic anticipates mastering the transition to his new school and neighborhood. However, finding new friends that are interested in skateboarding is a bit more difficult than expected, so Epic tries a different approach for fitting in: He tries out the other sports the neighborhood kids play. This, Epic learns, is easier in theory than practice, as he discovers that sometimes fitting in is simply being true to himself. This debut picture book from Morrison features his signature characters with highly expressive movements that capture acutely the feeling of living and thriving in the big city. Epic, an Black boy with a crown of natural hair, soars through the neighborhood on his board in a manner that evokes freedom and pure joy. His skateboard tricks, juxtaposed against a backdrop of focused, multicultural kids engaged in activities they enjoy, send the message that there is room for everyone to pursue their passions. VERDICT A beautifully illustrated book about the exhilaration of being yourself. Recommended for all school and public library collections.—Tamela Chambers, Chicago P. L. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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