Jason Reynolds - Patina
Jason Reynolds is a master storyteller and one of the most powerful authors in children's literature today. His characters are raw and honest and fleshed-out. They are kids dealing with real life in real-kid reaction ways lending insight into just how many different kinds of people can make up one team.
Patina, the second book in the Track Series tells the story of a middle school girl who runs track for lots of reasons. She runs for her mom with whome she can no longer live, she runs because of her little sister who she must care for, she runs away from the taunts of the kids at her new school and she runs toward success. Every single middle school in the country should have the Track Series books, Ghots and Patina, on their required reading lists.
Author, Jason Reynolds will be appearing at The Country Bookshop Wednesday, Sept 6th at 4pm
This event is free and appropriate for children age 10-16
A New York Times Notable Children's BookA newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.