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Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess is a New York Times bestseller! Kirkus Reviews said Solo is, "A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told." Through the story of a young Black man searching for answers about his life, Solo empowers, engages, and encourages teenagers to move from heartache to healing, burden to blessings, depression to deliverance, and trials to triumphs . Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he's been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. Solo :

  • Is written by New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Book Award-winner Kwame Alexander
  • Showcases Kwame's signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, by exploring what it means to finally go home
  • An #OwnVoices novel that features a BIPOC protagonist on a search for his roots and identity
  • Received great reviews from Publishers Weekly , School Library Journal , Booklist , and Kirkus.
If you enjoy Solo , check out Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess.

Solo Reviews | Toppsta

9780310761884
  • ISBN: 9780310761884
  • Pub Date: 31st October 2019
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Focus
  • Imprint: Blink
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 464

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About Kwame Alexander

 Kwame Alexander   is the  New York Times   Bestselling author of 25 books, including  Rebound  , the critically acclaimed prequel to the 2015 Newbery Medal-winning  The Crossover  . The recipient of the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award, Kwame lives with his family in Virginia.
 
  www.kwamealexander.com
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About Mary Rand Hess

Kwame Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children. His other works include the novels He Said, She Said and Booked, as well as his nonfiction debut, The Playboo

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