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Solo / Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess.

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Hess, Mary Rand, (author.).

Available copies

  • 50 of 56 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

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0 current holds with 56 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) YA ALEXANDER (Text) 39493108421597 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library YA ALEXANDER (Text) 39493108205081 Young Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0310761832
  • ISBN: 9780310761839
  • Physical Description: 458 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Blink, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother—who died when Blade was nine—and the ruin his father’s washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he’s not all alone: He’s got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret—one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true. His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn’t have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.
Target Audience Note:
HL640L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.2 5 191149.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Children of drug addicts > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Reconciliation > Fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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