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Tight Hardcover – 4 September 2018

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“I was riveted by Bryan’s journey, breaking down stereotypes and becoming his own kind of superhero. This, in and of itself, is not only Bryan’s superpower but Maldonado’s as well. Loved this book!”—Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
 
Tight hits all the right notes in delivering a suspenseful tale of what it means to become a man in a world split by superhero devotion and macho swagger. A thoughtful look into the pitfalls of male friendship and a riveting addition to tween lit.”—G. Neri, Coretta Scott King Honor–winning author of Yummy

* “The complex emotional lives of young boys of color are portrayed through a nascent friendship. . . . Pushing of boundaries as an emotional response to trauma, vulnerability, and societal pressures is an overarching theme of the novel, pressing readers to consider the impetus of what is deemed ‘bad behavior.’ . . . [Maldonado] excels at depicting realistic and authentic interactions between middle school boys. An excellent addition to libraries with fans of David Barclay Moore’s The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Jason Reynolds’s Ghost, and character-driven realistic fiction.”—School Library Journal, starred review

“Through Bryan’s believable, emotionally honest first-person narration, Maldonado skillfully shows a boy trying to navigate parental desires and the societal expectations of his Brooklyn neighborhood while trying to figure himself out. Readers will be rooting for Bryan to make the right choices even as they understand the wrong ones.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Maldonado's novel quietly interrogates toxic masculinity in a story that will resonate with middle-grade readers who, just like Bryan, are questioning who they are, who they want to be friends with, and how those choices will impact their lives.”—Booklist

“The author shrewdly builds suspense, fueling readers’ dread that Bryan’s poor choices will have dire consequences. . . . This is a psychologically intricate story of the challenges and rewards of family, friendship, and discerning one’s true self.”—Publishers Weekly

"A book about making good choices and knowing who your real friends are, topics that are relatable to nearly everyone. . . . It is an engaging story and readers will find themselves rooting for Bryan.”—School Library Connection

About the Author

Torrey Maldonado, the author of the critically acclaimed Secret Saturdays, is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born, raised, and lives. His books reflect his students' and his experiences.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nancy Paulsen Books (4 September 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1524740551
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1524740559
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 - 12 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 306 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 1.83 x 21.74 cm
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It wasn’t easy being a bookish boy born and raised in one of New York’s toughest housing projects. But overcoming Brooklyn hardships and failing, culturally unresponsive schools helped shape me into the writer and teacher I am. I've taught NYC public school for almost 25 years and former Chancellors honored me as a top teacher. My stories are inspired by my and my students' lives, what it’s like to come of age, to not fit into one box, to be mixed, to live in the inner city, to transition from boy to man, and the thrills of today’s youth. The result? Stories for kids to love, that love kids back, and helps kids see things as more complex and themselves as heroes. It’s a dream come true to be voted a "Top 10 Latino Author", a Best Black Middle Grade and Young Adult novelist, and have my middle grade books resonate with upper elementary to young adult readers and get critical acclaim for being universal and timeless. Learn more at torreymaldonado.com

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