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The Resource Before the Ever After

Before the Ever After

Label
Before the Ever After
Title
Before the Ever After
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Subject
Summary
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that—but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?
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Woodson, Jacqueline
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
Label
Before the Ever After
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2610686-523f-421c-a9cf-c903ead40c34
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399545450
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Before the Ever After
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2610686-523f-421c-a9cf-c903ead40c34
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780399545450
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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