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Kwame Alexander/ Mary Rand Hess

From Alexander and Hess comes a novel written in poetic verse that tells the story of 17-year-old Blade Morrison, the son of a drug-addicted rock star who’s determined to find his own way in life and love. All Blade wants is to leave his father’s bad-boy reputation and his sister’s edgy lifestyle behind. He's also haunted by memories of his mother, whose death ten years ago left the family without an anchor. When his sister reveals a deeply guarded family secret, Blade is thrown into a tailspin. Seeking answers and closure, he sets out on a journey that lands him in a remote village in Ghana. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn’t have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.