What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado

What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado

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Reading level age: 10 - 13 years 
5.69 x 0.65 x 8.56 inches
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books

What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado.

"STAY IN YOUR LANE." Stephen doesn't want to hear that--he wants to have no lane.

Anything his friends can do, Stephen should be able to do too, right? So when they dare each other to sneak into an abandoned building, he doesn't think it's his lane, but he goes. Here's the thing, though: Can he do everything his friends can? Lately, he's not so sure. As a mixed kid, he feels like he's living in two worlds with different rules--and he's been noticing that strangers treat him differently than his white friends . . .So what'll he do? Hold on tight as Stephen swerves in and out of lanes to find out which are his--and who should be with him.

Torrey Maldonado, author of the highly acclaimed Tight, does a masterful job showing a young boy coming of age in a racially split world, trying to blaze a way to be his best self.

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Torrey Maldonado is the author of three hit books for middle schoolers that also are popular in the younger and high school grades. His recent book, What Lane?, is talked about in the Oprah magazine, the NY Times, and more have listed it as a fast-paced, must-read book to fight racism and build better friends. He has taught for over twenty years in Brooklyn, New York where he was born and raised and you can meet him through torreymaldonado.com on Twitter, and Instagram.

What Lane? Read Aloud from Penguin Classroom on Vimeo.

 

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