Happy New Year from all of us at Brookline Booksmith!  We are open and ready for browsing!

Learn more

Patina (Track #2)

The sequel to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times bestseller

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasons—to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to ever since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever. And so Patty’s also running for her mom, who can’t. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds, it’s building up a pretty bad attitude as well. Coach won’t tolerate bad attitude. No day, no way. And now he wants Patty to run relay…where you have to depend on other people? How’s she going to do THAT?

Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include Stamped, When I Was the GreatestThe Boy in the Black SuitAll American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as YouFor Every One, the Track series (GhostPatinaSunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

ISBN: 9781481450195

ISBN-10: 9781481450195

Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Publication Date: 10/23/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/23/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation

Juvenile Fiction / Family / Adoption

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship

More by Jason Reynolds

  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    All American Boys Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Stamped: el racismo, el antirracismo y tĂș / Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    Paul Robeson: No One Can Silence Me: The Life of the Legendary Artist and Activist (Adapted for Young Adults) Cover Image
  • How to Be Anti-Racist: A Simple and Practical Guide to Learn How To Treat Each Race With Dignity, Eliminate Racial Prejudice, and Stop Discri Cover Image
  • Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
  • How to Be Anti-Racist: A Simple and Practical Guide to Learn How To Treat Each Race With Dignity, Eliminate Racial Prejudice, and Stop Discri Cover Image
  • Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
  • All American Boys Cover Image