father-son relationship

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father-son relationship

Middle school misadventures

"Newell's perfectly comfortable life is turned upside down when Mrs. Hendricks announces the upcoming school dance and he discovers his dad is dating his math teacher"--Provided by publisher.

Harrison P. Spader, personal space invader

Harrison is a boy who loves life and likes to share with others, but as he grows older the people around him are finding that he stands too close and maybe hugs a little too much--until his father teaches him the Space Saver rhyme, a method for determining just the right amount of space to leave between himself and others.

Be brave, be brave, be brave

"A man of Native American descent contemplates what lessons he will pass on to his newborn son in this heartfelt, expansive exploration of father, identity, and legacy"--Book jacket.

The kingdom of liars

a novel
". . . secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use . . . Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king's nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom's royal council, Michael takes it, desperate to find a way back to his past. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia. What the truth holds is a set of shocking revelations that will completely change the Hollows, if Michael and his friends and family can survive long enough to see it"--Provided by publisher.

Quiet until the thaw

"...two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage..."--Provided by publisher.


On a rainy morning, a father and son bond over a walk through a field full of freshly formed ponds teeming with tadpoles.

Before the ever after

ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.

Final season

When his NFL dad is diagnosed with ALS, middle school quarterback Ben Redd is determined to have a winning season, which may be his final as he watches the heavy toll the incurable disease is taking on his dad.

Museum mix-up

Seven-year-old J.C. is excited about the class field trip to the Famous Black Americans Museum, especially since his dad is coming along--and when his group gets separated from their teacher in the crowded museum it is J.C. who remembers the map their teacher showed them, and reunites the groups.

The beautiful struggle

a memoir
"A memoir from Ta-Nehisi Coates [adapted for young adults], in which he details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances"--Provided by publisher.


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