This Way Home

By MOORE, Wes

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ISBN
9780385741699 9780375990199
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2015  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up—Moore, who gained attention for his autobiographical The Other Wes Moore (Spiegel & Grau, 2010), turns to fiction, with mixed results. Seventeen-year-old Elijah is the best basketball player in his neighborhood. With his friends Michael and Dylan, he even has a chance to win the adult division of the local tournament. The finals are televised, and college scouts will be watching. That's why Blood Street Natio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2016

A poignant story about basketball, street gangs, and friendship. Readers will empathize with Elijah, whose success in basketball and school belie his quiet desperation to play college ball and impress his father, who walked out on him. When Blood Street Nation gives Elijah and his friends gear that may help them get noticed by scouts, Elijah is conflicted: should he just enjoy the sponsorship and not worry about it, or should he back o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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