Garvey’s Choice

by Nikki Grimes

Garvey’s father has always wanted him to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, and reading. This novel-in-verse celebrates choosing to be true to yourself. Note on the Tanka poetry form.

ISBN: 9781629797403

JLG Release: January 2017

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Intermediate Readers

Grades 3-5


12 books / $15.80 a book

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    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 1/3" x 5"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.6, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 3.5, Points: 4


    Level: 620L

    Awards & Honors

    Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Contemporary Middle-Grade Novels
    SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Middle Grade
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Middle-Grade
    NCTE Notable Poetry List 2017, Verse Novels
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Older Readers
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth, Diverse Fiction
    2017 Notable Books for a Global Society
    2017 Capitol Choices, Seven to Ten
    YALSA 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Fiction
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    2016 Cybils Finalist, Poetry
    ILA Children’s Choices 2017 Reading List



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