|Format:||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2017 2017|
|Availability:||Available from OverDrive 4 of 4 copies|
SummarySeventeen-year-old Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can't make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun--including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother--who died when Blade was nine--and the ruin his father's washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he's not all alone: He's got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret--one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true. His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn't have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.With his signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home.
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Fathers and sons Fiction
Children of drug addicts Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :Blink2017
Hess, Mary Rand,
Preston, Randy, musician.
Read by Kwame Alexander with music by Randy Preston.
Kwame Alexander with Randy Preston.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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1 audio file : digital