Take Back the Block

By
Chrystal D. Giles
Grades
5
Topics
Novel, Change the World, Family Matters, Friends or Not?, Real Life Fiction, Boys, Black, American, No Controversial Bits
Loose Canon Approved Book
Cover
TAKE BACK THE BLOCK

Wes Henderson has the best style in sixth grade. That--and hanging out with his crew (his best friends since little-kid days) and playing video games--is what he wants to be thinking about at the start of the school year, not the protests his parents are always dragging him to. But when a real estate developer makes an offer to buy Kensington Oaks, the neighborhood Wes has lived his whole life, everything changes. The grownups are supposed to have all the answers, but all they're doing is arguing. Even Wes's best friends are fighting. And some of them may be moving. Wes isn't about to give up the only home he's ever known. Wes has always been good at puzzles, and he knows there has to be a missing piece that will solve this puzzle and save the Oaks. But can he find it...before it's too late? Exploring community, gentrification, justice, and friendship, Take Back the Block introduces an irresistible 6th grader and asks what it means to belong-to a place and a movement-and to fight for what you believe in.  --From Random House

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