The Liberation of Gabriel King

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Format
Paperback
Price
$6.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142407660
  • 160 Pages
  • Puffin
  • 9 – 12

Overview

Gabriel King was a born chicken. He’s afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabe’s best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears. Frita knows something about being brave— she’s the only black kid in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan. Together Gabe and Frita are going to spend the summer of 1976 facing down the fears on Gabe’s list. But it turns out that Frita has her own list, and while she’s helping Gabe confront his fears, she’s avoiding the thing that scares her the most.

Praise

Exquisitely drawn. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Strong voice, lively dialogue, humor and important themes make this a winner. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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