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Garvey in the Dark By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635925265
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Wordsong - October 25th, 2022

The beginning of COVID and of quarantine was difficult for us all. From the first news of rising cases, to the shutting down of schools, to the record breaking hospitalizations, it shocked as some watched the news from the safety of their homes through TV screens, and profoundly impacted others who were sitting in hospitals in and next to beds, praying earnestly for the safety and well-being of themselves and others. Garvey, just a kid, witnesses this all first hand and must adapt with the rapidly changing environment, distance and people around him. He navigates the pains, joys and fears with family close by and friends now only available via screen. He must not only handle the repercussions of COVID on his life, but the myriad of feelings he must wrangle that comes with the wrongful deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Nikki Grimes writes poetry that so honestly portrays Garvey’s emotions that the reader cannot help but laugh and weep and fear with him. If there are any kids who feel that no one understood what their COVID experience was like, read this book. Garvey understands.