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King and the dragonflies

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In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself. FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! BooklistSchool Library JournalPublishers WeeklyThe Horn Book

Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family.

It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy-that he thinks he might be gay. "You don't want anyone to think you're gay too, do you?"

But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King's friendship with Sandy is reignited, he's forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother's death.

The Thing About Jellyfish meets The Stars Beneath Our Feet in this story about loss, grief, and finding the courage to discover one's identity, from the author of Hurricane Child .

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subject_facetAfrican American boys -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Brothers -- Fiction
Brothers -- Juvenile fiction
Dragonflies -- Fiction
Dragonflies -- Juvenile fiction
Grief -- Juvenile fiction
Hate crimes -- Fiction
Hate crimes -- Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction
Louisiana -- Fiction
Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction
Sexual minorities -- Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displayKing and the dragonflies
title_fullKing and the Dragonflies
King and the dragonflies / Kacen Callender
King and the dragonflies [electronic resource] / Kacen Callender
title_shortKing and the dragonflies
topic_facetAfrican American boys
African Americans
Brothers
Dragonflies
Grief
Hate crimes
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Secrecy
Sexual minorities
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ISBN:
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9781338129359
9781338617900
9781338617917
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