This way home

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"Brimming with hard realities about the choices we make, the friendships we keep, and the unlikely allies we find along the way, this affecting novel helps to fill the gaping hole left by Walter Dean Myers's passing." -- Booklist "A taut, haunting tragedy." -- Kirkus Reviews One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore and cowriter Shawn Goodman. Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him: basketball. But when a sinister street gang, Blood Street Nation, wants him and his team members to wear the Nation's colors in the next big tournament, Elijah's love of the game is soon thrown into jeopardy. The boys gather their courage and take a stand against the gang, but at a terrible cost. Now Elijah must struggle to balance hope and fear, revenge and forgiveness, to save his neighborhood. For help, he turns to the most unlikely of friends: Banks, a gruff ex-military man, and his beautiful and ambitious daughter. Together, the three work on a plan to destroy Blood Street and rebuild the community they all call home. This Way Home is a story about reclamation. It's about taking a stand for what matters most, and the discovery that, in the end, hope, love, and courage are our most powerful weapons.
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Level 4.6, 9 Points
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HL: High-Low 640L
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display_description Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing--basketball--and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters.
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subject_facet African Americans, African Americans -- Fiction, Baltimore (Md.), Baltimore (Md.) -- Fiction, Basketball -- Fiction, Basketball stories, Basketball stories, American, Best friends, Best friends -- Fiction, Conduct of life, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Friendship, Friendship -- Fiction, Gangs, Gangs -- Fiction, Veterans, Veterans -- Fiction
title_display This way home
title_full This Way Home, This way home / Wes Moore with Shawn Goodman
title_short This way home
topic_facet African Americans, Basketball, Basketball stories, Basketball stories, American, Best friends, Conduct of life, Friendship, Gangs, Veterans, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature