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As Brave As You

Jason Reynolds

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An American Library Association Notable Children's Recording! When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires-literally-in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King - Johnson Steptoe Award. Genie's summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia-in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Thunderstruck and-being a curious kid-Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he covers it so well (besides wearing way cool Ray-Bans). How does he match his clothes? Know where to walk? Cook with a gas stove? Pour a glass of sweet tea without spilling it? Genie thinks Grandpop must be the bravest guy he's ever known, but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the house-as in NEVER. And when he finds the secret room that Grandpop is always disappearing into-a room so full of songbirds and plants that it's almost as if it's been pulled inside-out-he begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all. Then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department. It's his fourteenth birthday, and, Grandpop says to become a man, you have to learn how to shoot a gun. Genie thinks that is AWESOME until he realizes Ernie has no interest in learning how to shoot. None. Nada. Dumbfounded by Ernie's reluctance, Genie is left to wonder-is bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won't do?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Guy Lockard

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

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00:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:03