Garvey's Choice
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Garvey's Choice

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Grades 2 - 7Grades 2 - 4n/a3.6n/a
Garvey’s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also obese, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey’s life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published on October 4, 2016 by WordSong
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  • fishn16
    fishn16Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:59 am55 stars
    I wish i could read this book

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