The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks audiobook

The Moves Make the Man

By Bruce Brooks
Read by Peter Francis James

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8.13 Hours 1
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For Bix Rivers, nothing is more important than the truth. His father is dead, his mother is in a mental hospital, and his stepfather ignores him. A devotion to truth is all he has left. When black basketball standout Jerome Foxworthy is chosen to integrate Bix's all-white junior high school, the two outcasts form a strong friendship, and Jerome teaches Bix the fundamentals of shooting hoops. But Bix will not learn to fake. Fakes are lies, as Bix sees it. But the day will arrive when Bix has no choice but to "put on the moves." If the moves make the man, what will happen to Bix if he gives up the truth? The Moves Make the Man won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, and is a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Alternately angry and hilarious, but always unflinchingly honest, The Moves Make the Man is a striking and unforgettable story.

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For Bix Rivers, nothing is more important than the truth. His father is dead, his mother is in a mental hospital, and his stepfather ignores him. A devotion to truth is all he has left. When black basketball standout Jerome Foxworthy is chosen to integrate Bix's all-white junior high school, the two outcasts form a strong friendship, and Jerome teaches Bix the fundamentals of shooting hoops. But Bix will not learn to fake. Fakes are lies, as Bix sees it. But the day will arrive when Bix has no choice but to "put on the moves." If the moves make the man, what will happen to Bix if he gives up the truth? The Moves Make the Man won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, and is a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Alternately angry and hilarious, but always unflinchingly honest, The Moves Make the Man is a striking and unforgettable story.

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Author Bio: Bruce Brooks

Author Bio: Bruce Brooks

Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher, and lecturer. He has twice received the Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for Moves Make the Man, and again in 1992 for What Hearts. He is also the author of Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, and Throwing Smoke. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Sports
Runtime: 8.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English