The Resource I Am Alfonso Jones

I Am Alfonso Jones

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I Am Alfonso Jones
Title
I Am Alfonso Jones
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The Latinidad List of Best Books of 2017, LatinidadBest Books for Teens, New York Public LibraryIn the Margins Top Ten List, In the MarginsTop Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, American Library Association (ALA)Ten Best Graphic Novels of 2017, ForbesChoices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)Skipping Stones Honor Award, Skipping Stones MagazineBest Books for Kids, New York Public Library The Hate U Give meets The Lovely Bones in this unflinching graphic novel about the afterlife of a young man killed by an off-duty police officer, co-illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist John Jennings. Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun, and he shoots Alfonso. When Alfonso wakes up in the afterlife, he's on a ghost train guided by well-known victims of police shootings, who teach him what he needs to know about this subterranean spiritual world. Meanwhile, Alfonso's family and friends struggle with their grief and seek justice for Alfonso in the streets. As they confront their new realities, both Alfonso and those he loves realize the work that lies ahead in the fight for justice. In the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, as in Hamlet, the dead shall speak-and the living yield even more surprises. Foreword by Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
  • Medina, Tony
  • Jennings John
  • Robinson, Stacey
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dictionaries
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Young Adult Fiction
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I Am Alfonso Jones
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Control code
OVERDRIVE:790b4b17-b789-4d5c-936a-e4e823475758
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620145913
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I Am Alfonso Jones
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:790b4b17-b789-4d5c-936a-e4e823475758
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781620145913
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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