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The Resource Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha

Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha

Label
Punching the air
Title
Punching the air
Statement of responsibility
written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it' With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Salaam, Yusef
  • Pasha, Omar T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novels in verse
  • False imprisonment
  • Victims of crimes
  • Art
  • African American boys
  • African American teenage boys
  • Teenage artists
  • Judicial error
  • Male prisoners
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Justice
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067632885
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780008422141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1184748255
Label
Punching the air, written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam ; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067632885
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780008422141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1184748255

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