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Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family. It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy--that he thinks he might be gay. "You don't want anyone to think you're gay too, do you?" But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King's friendship with Sandy is reignited, he's forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother's death.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library CALLENDER (Kacen) (Text) 37814003350544 JUV FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 05/03/2021 Checked out 06/01/2021
Pendleton Public Library X CALLE (Text) 37801000675288 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/20/2021 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library J CALL (Text) 33892006341268 JUNIOR FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 12/02/2020 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781338129335
  • ISBN: 1338129333
  • ISBN: 9780702302817
  • ISBN: 0702302813
  • Physical Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

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Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family. It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy--that he thinks he might be gay. "You don't want anyone to think you're gay too, do you?" But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King's friendship with Sandy is reignited, he's forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother's death.
Subject: African American boys > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
Hate crimes > Louisiana > Juvenile fiction.
Dragonflies > Juvenile fiction.
Sexual minorities > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Louisiana > Juvenile fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > General.
Genre: Children's stories.

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