When I Was the Greatest

When I Was the Greatest

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head&#8212;even if you&#8217;re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut that <I >Publishers Weekly </I>calls &#8220;a funny and rewarding read&#8221; captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen.<BR><BR><i>A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don&#8217;t really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing.</i><BR> <BR>Nah, not his thing. Ali&#8217;s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there&#8217;s a dude looking for trouble&#8212;and, somehow, it&#8217;s always Ali aro

Jason Reynolds
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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