Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles we can't wait to release.

Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes. 120 p. Highlights Press, October 4, 2016. 978162979740.

Publisher synopsis: Garvey’s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also obese, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey’s life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

I have enjoyed Nikki Grimes' novels and can't wait for this one. 


  1. Oh my goodness. I just went AW at this. It sounds lovely. LOVELY. Here's mine:

  2. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Thanks for the heads up.