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Not an easy win / Chrystal D. Giles.

Giles, Chrystal D., (author.).

Nothing's gone right for Lawrence since he had to move from Charlotte to Larenville, North Carolina, to live with his granny. When Lawrence ends up in one too many fights at his new school, he gets expelled. The fight wasn't his fault, but since his pop's been gone, it feels like no one listens to what Lawrence has to say. Instead of going to school, Lawrence starts spending his days at the rec center, helping out a neighbor who runs a chess program. Some of the kids in the program will be picked to compete in the Charlotte Classic chess tournament. Could this be Lawrence's chance to go home? Lawrence doesn't know anything about chess, but something about the center - and the kids there - feels right, like it's a place where people might actually hear him. Lawrence thought the game was over...but does he have more moves left than he thought?

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  • ISBN: 9780593175217
  • ISBN: 0593175212
  • ISBN: 9780593175224
  • ISBN: 0593175220
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 and up. Random House.
Subject: African American boys > Juvenile fiction.
Chess > Juvenile fiction.
Recreation centers > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Forgiveness > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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  • 28 of 29 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.


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