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Garvey’s Choice
by Nikki Grimes

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    List Price: $9.99
    Format: Paperback, 128 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9781635925111
    Imprint: Wordsong
    Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
    Parent Company: Boyds Mills Press
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    Book Description:
    This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

    Garvey’s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey’s life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports.

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
    A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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