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Garvey's Choice
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Astra Publishing House 2016
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Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports.
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Nikki Grimes. (2016). Garvey's Choice. Astra Publishing House.

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Nikki Grimes. 2016. Garvey's Choice. Astra Publishing House.

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Nikki Grimes, Garvey's Choice. Astra Publishing House, 2016.

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Nikki Grimes. Garvey's Choice. Astra Publishing House, 2016.

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School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports.
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