The boy in the black suit

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Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2015.
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can't handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who's dealt with a lot more--and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down--in this "vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace" ( Kirkus Reviews ) from the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award-winning author of When I Was the Greatest . Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died--although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt's snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she's been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness--and who can maybe even help take it away.
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ISBN:
9781442459519
9781442459502
9781442459526
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 4.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 760L
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Grouped Work ID e4299006-123c-4175-6c59-b238429418a7
Grouping Title boy in the black suit
Grouping Author reynolds jason
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-05-23 23:11:30PM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG+
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author Reynolds, Jason,
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display_description Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
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subject_facet African American teenagers -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2016, Electronic books, Families -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn -- Fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn -- Fiction, Funeral homes -- Fiction, Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Grief in adolescence -- Fiction
title_display The boy in the black suit
title_full Boy in the black suit / Jason Reynolds, The boy in the black suit / Jason Reynolds
title_short The boy in the black suit
topic_facet African American teenagers, African Americans, Coretta Scott King honor book, Electronic books, Families, Family life, Funeral homes, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Grief, Grief in adolescence