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Punching the air / written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha.

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu (author.). Salaam, Yusef, (author.). Pasha, Omar T., (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 41 of 41 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 41 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F ZOB (Text) 37521530993742 AMPL Teen Fiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown YA ZOBOI (Text) 79361000118925 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton YA ZOB (Text) 36806010351367 YOUNG ADULT 2ND FLOOR Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville JF ZOBOI (Text) 78321000031084 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver YA ZOBOI (Text) 34304000982252 YA - Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville YAF Zob (Text) 32604060229036 DCTPLD YA Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - The Third Place Teen Library TF ZOBOI ibi Punching (Text) 840191003079382 Teen - Fiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville YA ZOB (Text) 39230032153460 Young Adult Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Aubbee Library (Leiters Ford) YA ZOB (Text) 33187004734824 YA Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Fulton Library YA ZOB (Text) 33187004734816 YA Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062996480
  • ISBN: 0062996487
  • Physical Description: 386 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it. With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 5.0 509958.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
False imprisonment > Fiction.
African American teenage boys > Fiction.
Teenage artists > Fiction.
Judicial error > Fiction.
Male prisoners > Fiction.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration > Fiction.
Criminal justice, Administration of > Fiction.
Justice > Fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.

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