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Long Way Down

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A book that he finished on his own instead of the fifteen pages a night clip he is obligated to read.

When his older brother Shawn is shot dead in front of him, Will is overcome with grief, despair and fury. She currently teaches 9th grade English, a remedial reading and writing course, and English as a new language to non-native speakers. It’s such a powerful metaphor for toxic masculinity and the ways in which it prevents boys and men from knowing how to cope with trauma in meaningful, productive ways – not through their own faults, but because they’re never been shown a better way.The book was longlisted for the National Book Award [1] and was named a Printz Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and Newbery Medal Honor Book, [2] alongside other awards and positive reviews. After finding his brother's gun, he explores this dilemma in the long elevator ride down from their eighth-floor apartment. Recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. I understand the meaningfulness of the actions that occurred, but it's still just a personal preference.

She has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Elementary Education, and English from Gordon College and a Master's degree in Special Education from Salem State University. The book received starred reviews from Booklist, [7] Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, [8] Horn Book, [9] Kirkus, [5] Publishers Weekly, [10] and School Library Journal, [11] as well as positive reviews from Shelf Awareness. A heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative, with atmospheric mixed-media images by Chris Priestley, about a 15-year-old boy whose brother is shot, "lying there like a piece/of furniture left outside", and who wrestles with the idea of revenge.I’ve always loved stories written in verse, so when I heard about this own-voice tale of the struggles that toxic masculinity and systemic racism place upon young black men, I was immediately interested. Striking ink-and-watercolour illustrations bring the setting to life, while the comic-book layout adds pace and urgency to the narrative. The coolest thing about this book to me, and something I don't think I really noticed until I saw my favorite booktuber's review, is that this book doesn't try to be about right and wrong. In addition, the rules forbid crying or any show of emotion, as these are considered a sign of weakness.

Books can help teenagers to process sad feelings, especially when they find it hard to talk to adults. With classics such as Ted Hughes's The Iron Man and award-winners including Emma Carroll's Letters from the Lighthouse, Faber Children's Books brings you the best in picture books, young reads and classics.The main idea of Long Way Down is to understand Will's dilemma and rationale for wanting to seek revenge on his brother's killer. After finding his brother’s gun, he gets in the lift from his home on the seventh floor with Shawn’s gun –and so begins a surreal journey of discovery, guided by the ghosts of other dead people in Will’s life. Home to William Golding, Sylvia Plath, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sally Rooney, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Max Porter, Ingrid Persaud, Anna Burns and Rachel Cusk, among many others, Faber is proud to publish some of the greatest novelists from the early twentieth century to today. Shawn, Will's deceased brother enters last; he doesn't speak to Will, but cries, breaking the rules which emotionally moves Will.

The audio version includes an interview with the author, Jason Reynolds, who also performs the reading of the book. In this all too real portrait of survival , Reynolds goes toe-to-toe with where, or even if, love and choice are allowed to exist.The tragic event has left him hurt and confused, with the addition of a broken mother to account for. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer. Bethany is a certified Special Education and Elementary teacher with 11 years experience teaching Special Education from grades PK through 5. In the novel Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds, Will, the main character, has been taught to live by the rules: don't cry, don't snitch, and take revenge.

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