KidsRead: Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
Tuesday December 16, 2014
For this KidsRead event, we welcomed Coe Booth and 90 6th grade students from The Equity Project Charter School.
About Kinda Like Brothers (Scholastic)
Jarrett doesn't trust Kevon. But he's got to share a room with him anyway.
It was one thing when Jarrett's mom took care of foster babies who needed help. But this time it's different. This time the baby who needs help has an older brother — a kid Jarrett's age named Kevon.
Everyone thinks Jarrett and Kevon should be friends — but that's not gonna happen. Not when Kevon's acting like he's better than Jarrett — and not when Jarrett finds out Kevon's keeping some major secrets.
Jarrett doesn't think it's fair that he has to share his room, his friends, and his life with some stranger. He's gotta do something about it — but what?
From award-winning author Coe Booth, Kinda Like Brothers is the story of two boys who really don't get along — but have to find a way to figure it out.
Coe Booth is a graduate of The New School's Writing for Children MFA program, and a winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. She is also the author of Tyrell, Kendra, and Bronxwood and was born and still lives in the Bronx. Visit her at www.coebooth.com.