By Coe Booth
Push, Hardcover, 9780439925341, 328pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
The acclaimed author of TYRELL and KENDRA returns to PUSH to continue Tyrell's astonishing story.
Tyrell's father is just out of jail, and Tyrell doesn't know how to deal with that. It's bad enough that his brother Troy is in foster care and that his mother is no help whatsoever. Now there's another thing up in his face, just when he's trying to settle down. Tyrell's father has plans of his own, and doesn't seem to care whether or not Tyrell wants to go along with them. Tyrell can see the crash that's coming -- with his dad, with the rest of his family, with the girls he's seeing -- but he's not sure he can stop it. Or if he even wants to.
Praise for Tyrell:
A 2007 LA Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Fiction
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
[A] gritty and gripping first novel.” The New York Times Book Review
* Heartbreakingly realistic.Unlike many books reflecting the contemporary street scene, this one is more than just a pat situation with a glib resolution; it's filled with surprising twists and turns that continue to the end.” Booklist, starred review
[T]he definitive tale of the modern African American urban youth.” VOYA
Praise for Kendra:
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age”
* From Bronx blocks to Harlem hangouts, Booth delivers dynamic characters and an engaging story.” School Library Journal, starred review
A frank, honest, never-idealized look at mother-daughter relationships, sexuality, and friendship.” Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
* The happy (and daring) ending feels truly earned.” Horn Book, starred review