Monday, January 30, 2017

Middle School Monday: Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

Garvey loves to read science fiction and play video games after school with his best friend Joe.

His dad loves to unwind by playing a few rounds of catch or running laps with Garvey’s sister, Angela.

No matter how much his mom wants Garvey and his dad to find common ground, it just doesn’t seem to happen.

Instead he writes:

"Mom's got a talent
for origami, but she
can't fold me into
the jock Dad wants me to be."

But, there’s just got to be SOMETHING that the two of them have in common, even if Garvey can’t imagine what it is.

Garvey’s Choice is a book in verse that manages to tell a lot of story in not a lot of words. As you fly through the poems, you will be surprised how quickly you get to know and care about Garvey and his family.

Check out Garvey’s Choice for a fast read that packs a punch.

More to read:

Middle School Monday: I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

Middle School Monday: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Middle School Monday: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova


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