King and the Dragonflies

by Kacen Callender (Author)
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<p><b>FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!</b></p><br /><p><bolditalic><b>Booklist</b></bolditalic></p><br /><p><bolditalic><b>School Library Journal</b></bolditalic></p><br /><p><bolditalic><b>Publishers Weekly</b></bolditalic></p><br /><p><bolditalic><b>The Horn Book</b></bolditalic></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p> </p><br /><p><p>Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family.</p></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p><p>It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy-that he thinks he might be gay. "You don't want anyone to think you're gay too, do you?"</p></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p><p>But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King's friendship with Sandy is reignited, he's forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother's death.</p></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p><i><p>The Thing About Jellyfish</i> meets <i>The Stars Beneath Our Feet</i> in this story about loss, grief, and finding the courage to discover one's identity, from the author of <i>Hurricane Child</i>.</p></p>

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Publication date
February 04, 2020
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Page count
272
ISBN
9781338129359
Paper ISBN
9781338129335
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8 MB