Book Cover Image of Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Moonwalking
by Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann

    Publication Date: Apr 22, 2022
    List Price: $16.99
    Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780374314378
    Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Younger Readers
    Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
    Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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    Hardcover Description:

    For fans of Jason Reynolds and Jacqueline Woodson, this middle-grade novel-in-verse follows two boys in 1980s Brooklyn as they become friends for a season.

    Punk rock-loving JJ Pankowski can’t seem to fit in at his new school in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as one of the only white kids. Pie Velez, a math and history geek by day and graffiti artist by night is eager to follow in his idol, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s, footsteps. The boys stumble into an unlikely friendship, swapping notes on their love of music and art, which sees them through a difficult semester at school and at home. But a run-in with the cops threatens to unravel it all.

    From authors Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Moonwalking is a stunning exploration of class, cross-racial friendships, and two boys’ search for belonging in a city as tumultuous and beautiful as their hearts.