Take Back the Block

Take Back the Block

|Hardback original

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Synopsis

"Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, royal-blue Supreme tee--Wes Henderson has the best style in sixth grade. He's passionate about video games, puzzles, Black Panther, and looking fresh. Being dragged to protests by his activist parents though? No thanks. But when a real estate developer makes an offer to buy Kensington Oaks, the inner-city neighbourhood where Wes has lived his whole life, activism becomes personal. In the wake of the buy-out offer, Wes's tight-knit community starts to unravel, and none of the adults are stepping up to save The Oaks. But Wes is not ready to give up on his home. Wes has always been good at puzzles, and he knows there has to be a missing piece that will solve this puzzle and save the Oaks. He just has to find it--before it's too late. And though there are some cracks in his own friend group, he's determined to rally the troops to stand up for their neighbourhood and take back the block! Exploring community, justice, and friendship, Take Back the Block introduces an irresistible eleven-year-old readers will love and asks what it means to belong--to a place and a movement--and to fight for what you believe in."

Book information

ISBN: 9780593175170
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pub date:
Edition: |Hardback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 229
Weight: 356g
Height: 147mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 28mm