Thorndike Press

As Brave As You

  • Jason Reynolds
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143284931X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432849313
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 404 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2018



A Kirkus Award Finalist
A Schneider Family Book Award Winner
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An ALA Notable Books for Children Nominee

Genie and his brother, Ernie, leave Brooklyn for the first time to spend the summer with their grandparents in Virginia — in the country! When he figures out that Grandpop is blind, Genie thinks he’s the bravest guy ever. But he never leaves the house. Then Ernie won’t learn how to shoot. Is bravery only about proving something? What about owning up to what you won’t do?


Customer Reviews

“This pitch-perfect contemporary novel gently explores the past's repercussions on the present.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“A richly realized story about life and loss, courage and grace, and what it takes to be a man.”

— School Library Journal