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    Brooklyn, Burning
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    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-7526-5
    AR Quiz #: 145207
    AR Points: 7.00
    ATOS Level: 4.80
    Lexile Level: 760
    SRC Reading Level: 5.6
    Pages: 208
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 9-12
    Ages: 14-18
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    DESCRIPTION Steve Brezenoff
    When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, are that place. Over the course of two scorching summers, Kid falls hopelessly in love and then loses nearly everything and everyone worth caring about. But as summer draws to a close, Kid finally finds someone who can last beyond the sunset.

    Brooklyn, Burning is a fearless and unconventional love story. Brezenoff never identifies the gender of his two main characters, and readers will draw their own conclusions about Kid and Scout. Whatever they decide, Brooklyn, Burning is not a book any teen reader will soon forget.
    Brooklyn, Burning is the story of two summers in Brooklyn, two summers of fires, music, loss, and ultimately, love.

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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.

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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Firefox 3.0
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
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    Book Features
    Author Biography
    About the Author
    Steve Brezenoff has written several chapter books for young readers, and The Absolute Value of -1 is his first novel for teens. Though Steve grew up in a suburb on Long Island, he now lives with his wife, their kids, and their terrier, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
    Awards for this Title
    ALA Rainbow List
    ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
    Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
    Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2011: Young Adult Books
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    SSLI Book Award
    YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
    Starred Reviews
    Kirkus Reviews
    "A lyrical, understated punk-kid love song to Brooklyn and to chosen family.... The tone is as raw, down-to-earth and transcendent as the music Scout and Kid ultimately make together." --Kirkus Reviews
    Publishers Weekly
    "For readers with little use for labels, it's an intimate yet wonderfully open rock ‘n' roll love story." --Publishers Weekly
    Other Reviews
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "This will appeal to readers who enjoyed David Levithan's Love Is the Higher Law." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "A moving, personal story of friendship, loss, and love, Brezenoff's novel is also a tender tribute to all LGBTQ youth." --The Horn Book Magazine