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Punching the Air

by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Paperback £7.99
Published 1st September 2020, 400 pages
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 YOTO CARNEGIE MEDAL

From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of the Noughts & Crosses series and The Hate U Give.

One fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. ‘Boys just being boys’ turns out to be true only when those boys are white.

Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal Shahid’s bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it?

With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.

Details

Punching the Air
by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

ISBN
9780008422141

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Sept. 1, 2020

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 3.0cm

Page count
400 pages