Kindness for Weakness
By Shawn Goodman
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385743242, 261pp.)
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
List Price: $16.99*
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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.