Parents' Guide to

Black Brother, Black Brother

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Boy challenges school bully in exciting sports story.

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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

I did not really like it.

age 10+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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Suspenseful and inspiring, readers will root for Donte to best his tormentor and understand that he's a winner regardless of the outcome. In Black Brother, Black Brother, author Jewell Parker Rhodes creates a story that diverse kids can relate to. There's a nerdy kid who becomes a sport star, an athlete with a sensitive side, and boys and girls who play sports together. The parents are heroic and kind. The unfair teachers get their comeuppance. Still, readers see the characters go through some challenges. Brothers Donte and Trey adjust to a move from New York City to suburban Newton, Massachusetts, and a switch from public to private school. Their biracial family confronts racism that affects their otherwise privileged life.

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