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Before the Ever After

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.

For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that--but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Before the Ever After
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-399-54543-3 / 978-0-399-54543-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before the Ever After
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-593-32466-8 / 978-0-593-32466-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Before the Ever After
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-593-34123-6 / 978-0-593-34123-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before the Ever After
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Before the Ever After
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Before the Ever After
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
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