Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
“Will leaves his apartment with his brother’s gun tucked in his waistband. As he travels down on the elevator, the door opens on certain floors, and Will is confronted with a different figure from his past, each a victim of gun violence.”
This book has received the following accolades:
- A Newbery Honor Book
- A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
- A Printz Honor Book
- A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
- Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
- Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
- An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
- Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner
- An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017
- A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017
- A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017
Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!
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