Carnegie Medal winnerA National Book Award FinalistCoretta Scott King Author Honor BookAn NPR Favorite Book of 2019A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019A Time Best Children's Book of 2019A Today Show Best Kids' Book of 2019A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2019A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019As innovative as it is emotionally arresting. Entertainment WeeklyFrom National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids' walks home can take.This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busyTalking about boogers.Stealing pocket change.Skateboarding.Wiping out.Braving up.Executing complicated handshakes.Planning an escape.Making jokes.Lotioning up.Finding comfort.But mostly, too busy walking home.Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.