Solo
(eAudiobook)

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Published:
[United States] : Zondervan, 2017.
Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 52 min.)) : digital.
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 640L
Status:
Available Online
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New York Times bestseller!

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he's been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift.

"A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll." --Booklist, starred review

"Many readers will identify with Blade's struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider." --Publishers Weekly

"The authentic character development and tone will strike a chord with young adults." --School Library Journal

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780310761891 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 0310761891 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 4.2, 5 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
640

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Read by Kwame Alexander with music by Randy Preston.
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Kwame Alexander's and Mary Rand Hess's YA novel in verse comes alive in this audio edition of Solo, narrated by Kwame Alexander, which also contains five original songs performed by musician Randy Preston. Seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can't make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun-including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother-who died when Blade was nine-and the ruin his father's washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he's not all alone: He's got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret-one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true. His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn't have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected. With his signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Alexander, K., Hess, M. R., & Preston, R. (2017). Solo. Unabridged. [United States]: Zondervan.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Alexander, Kwame, Mary Rand, Hess and Randy, Preston. 2017. Solo. [United States]: Zondervan.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Alexander, Kwame, Mary Rand, Hess and Randy, Preston, Solo. [United States]: Zondervan, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Alexander, Kwame,, Mary Rand Hess, and Randy Preston. Solo. Unabridged. [United States]: Zondervan, 2017.

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