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The boy in the black suit / Jason Reynolds.

Reynolds, Jason, (author.).


Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died-although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt's snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she's been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness-and who can maybe even help take it away.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442459502
  • ISBN: 1442459506
  • Physical Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
HL760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.8 10 171390.
Subject: Funeral homes > Juvenile fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Families > New York (State) > Brooklyn > Juvenile fiction.
Grief in adolescence > Fiction.
African American teenagers > Fiction.
Families > New York (State) > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Teen fiction.

Available copies

  • 12 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library Y FIC REY (Text) 37884102668559 Teen Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library REY (Text) 33042004327576 Teen Fiction Available -
Caruthersville Public Library YA REY (Text) 38417100194788 Young Adult Available -
Henry County - Main Library y Fic R33J (Text) I0000000250284 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest TF REAL REYNOLDS (Text)
Digital Bookplate: Coretta Scott King Honor -- 2016
30000024224390 Teen Fiction Available -
Livingston - Lillian DesMarias Youth Library YA F Reynolds (Text) 2601686693 Teen Fiction Available -
Marion County Library YA F REY (Text) PPL64758 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Marshall Public Library YAF REL REY (Text) 33391000184784 YA Fiction Available -
Neosho Newton - Neosho REYNOLDS, JASON (Text) 34162001802550 YA Fiction Available -
Poplar Bluff - Main Library YA FIC REYNOLDS (Text) 38420101382493 FICTION (YA) Available -

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