The door of no return

Title The door of no return
Names Alexander, Kwame.
Book Number DB110597
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Eleven-year-old Kofi Offin dreams of water. Its mysterious, immersive quality. The rich, earthy scent of the current. The clearness, its urgent whisper that beckons with promises and secrets. Kofi has heard the call on the banks of Upper Kwanta, in the village where he lives. He loves these things above all else: his family, the fireside tales of his father's father, a girl named Ama, and, of course, swimming. Some say he moves like a minnow, not just an ordinary boy so he's hoping to finally prove himself in front of Ama and his friends in a swimming contest against his older, stronger cousin. But before this can take place, a festival comes to the villages of Upper and Lower Kwanta and Kofi's brother is chosen to represent Upper Kwanta in the wrestling contest. Encircled by cheering spectators and sounding drums, the two wrestlers from different villages kneel, ready to fight. You are only fine, until you are not. The match is over before it has barely begun, when the unthinkable-a sudden death-occurs. The river does not care how grown you are. As his world turns upside down, Kofi soon ends up in a fight for his life. What happens next will send him on a harrowing journey across land and sea, and away from everything he loves." -- Provided by publisher. -- Includes supplemental material. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8.
Narrator Holdbrook-Smith, Kobna.
Ursula, Dawn.
Local Subject Juvenile Book - JU
Commercial Audio - COMAU
American fiction - 813
Talking Book Topics - current - TBT2
Audience Notes Group narration - GN
For grades 5-8 - JU6
LC Subject Historical fiction
African Americans - Juvenile fiction
Black people - Juvenile fiction
Slave trade - Juvenile fiction
Slave traders - Juvenile fiction
United States - History - 19th century - Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels in verse
Novels in verse
Fiction
Language English
Released 2022
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