{"id":8470348464365,"title":"Saving Kenny","handle":"saving-kenny","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing October 29, 2024. Pre-order today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/corinne-gaile\"\u003eCorinne Gaile\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDrama at the opera—fantastic. Drama at home—not so much.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwelve-year-old Kenny Reed is a scholarship student at a private school across the river from his apartment in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, which he shares with an older brother and sister and their abusive mother. 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Saving Kenny

Coming October 29, 2024. Pre-order today!

By: Corinne Gaile

Drama at the opera—fantastic. Drama at home—not so much.

Twelve-year-old Kenny Reed is a scholarship student at a private school across the river from his apartment in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, which he shares with an older brother and sister and their abusive mother. He has always lived in the shadow of his siblings' success, but when he watches a performance of the opera Aida, Kenny discovers the magic of costumes and decides to become a costume designer.

In the midst of tumultuous family dynamics and domestic violence, the three siblings find a path to achieve their dreams and break the cycle of violence in this coming-of-age story.

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Corinne Gaile, author

Corinne Gaile started out as a dancer, became an artist, and is now a writer of middle-grade and young-adult novels. Along the way, she taught sculpture at a university, curated art exhibitions, and lectured on art and culture in the African Diaspora. She spends her free time traveling internationally and kayaking locally.

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Foreword

A middle schooler seeks the courage to pursue his dreams amid mockery and an abusive home situation in Corinne Gaile’s novel Saving Kenny.

Twelve-year-old Kenny accompanies his older sister to the opera, expecting to be bored. However, it is an eyeopening experience that ignites his passion to become a costume designer. Already somewhat ostracized for being a private school scholarship kid, he now navigates the stigma surrounding boys who are interested in fields believed to be feminine. Further worsening his dilemma is the disapproval of his adored older brother, who signs him up for a “masculine” class when Kenny shares his dream.

Kenny is an impressionable, eager-to-please hero who struggles to find his voice and protect his dream. The constant abuse from his mother, who requires him to run in the rain to buy her milk after she bangs his lip on the kitchen sink, weakens his already low self-esteem. And Kenny’s fears and longing for normalcy meld with the frustrations of his siblings, with whom he has heavy conversations, wondering about their mother’s harshness and planning for their futures away from her and their survival in the present. Kenny’s interactions with his friends who were raised in loving homes exist in clear contrast to his own experiences, too: their behaviors are unburdened, and they place innocent expectations on him to participate in the same activities that they do.

Heartwarming moments with non-family members, as with the children’s ever-present downstairs neighbor who expresses pride in them, and Kenny’s wittiness lessen the otherwise dismal atmosphere. And the frequent use of slang localizes the story to Kenny’s small Roxbury community well.

In the poignant novel Saving Kenny, a boy learns that his loved ones can be wrong sometimes while pursuing his own unique path.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-574-1

Ages: 10 and up
Page count: 224
51/2 x 81/4

Publication date: October 29, 2024