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Black brother, Black brother  Cover Image Book Book

Black brother, Black brother / Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316493802
  • ISBN: 0316493805
  • ISBN: 9780316493796
  • ISBN: 0316493791
  • ISBN: 9781713740575
  • ISBN: 1713740575
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best. Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter-skinned brother, Trey. When he's bullied and framed by the captain of the fencing team, "King" Alan, he's suspended from school and arrested. Terrified, searching for a place where he belongs, Donte joins a local youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. With Arden's help, he begins training as a competitive fencer, setting his sights on taking down the fencing team captain, no matter what. As Donte hones his fencing skills and grows closer to achieving his goal, he learns the fight for justice is far from over. Now Donte must confront his bullies, racism, and the corrupt systems of power that led to his arrest. Powerful and emotionally gripping, Black Brother, Black Brother is a careful examination of the school-to-prison pipeline and follows one boy's fight against racism and his empowering path to finding his voice. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
HL400L lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 3.4 4.0 508461.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Middle School (Teen), 2023.
Subject: Fencing > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Racism against Blacks > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Massachusetts > Juvenile fiction.
Massachusetts > Juvenile fiction.
Fencing > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Preparatory schools > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.
Social problem fiction.

Available copies

  • 70 of 84 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Bethel Public Library.


  • 4 current holds with 84 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library J RHODES (NUTMEG:MS23) (Text) 34030150560529 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 07/14/2022
Bethel Public Library J RHODES (NUTMEG:MS23) (Text) 34030150560537 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library On Order (Text) acq1173291 Acquisitions On order -
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