Everywhere You Don’t Belong
In this powerful, edgy, and funny debut novel about making right and wrong choices, Gabriel Bump gives us an unforgettable and lovable protagonist, Claude McKay Love.
Claude is a young black man in search of a place where he can fit; born on the South Side of Chicago, he is raised by his civil rights-era grandmother, who tries to shape him into a principled actor for change. After a riot consumes his neighborhood, Claude decides to escape Chicago for another place, to go to college, to find a new life and identity. But as he discovers, there’s no escaping the people and places that made him.
JLG Release: Apr 2020
Awards & Honors
Indie Next List - February 2020
Praise & Reviews
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8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Crime: General, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Mild Violence
Chicago, Illinois, Family life, Basketball, College life, African Americans, Racism,