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Brave

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Brave

In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different --- math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a huge problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social-experiment projects and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone's cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real-life problems? The charming world of Berrybrook Middle School gets a little bigger in this highly anticipated follow-up to Svetlana Chmakova's award-winning AWKWARD with a story about a boy who learns his own way of being brave!

Svetlana Chmakova's AWKWARD was an instant hit with middle grade readers in 2015, being named one of YALSA's Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2016 and earning an Eisner nomination in the Best Publications for Teens category. Now Chmakova returns to the halls of Berrybrook Middle School, hot on the heels of this success, with BRAVE!

Click here to read more about the book and enter the contest.

Brave
by Svetlana Chmakova

Win a Copy of
BRAVE

Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova

We have 35 copies of BRAVE written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova to give away to readers who would like to read the book, which is out May 23rd. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, June 1st at noon ET.

If you are under 13 years old, you must print out this form, get a parent or guardian's signature and send it to Kidsreads.com office by Thursday, June 1st at noon ET.

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More about BRAVE:
In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different --- math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a huge problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social-experiment projects and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone's cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real-life problems? The charming world of Berrybrook Middle School gets a little bigger in this highly anticipated follow-up to Svetlana Chmakova's award-winning AWKWARD with a story about a boy who learns his own way of being brave!

Svetlana Chmakova's AWKWARD was an instant hit with middle grade readers in 2015, being named one of YALSA's Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2016 and earning an Eisner nomination in the Best Publications for Teens category. Now Chmakova returns to the halls of Berrybrook Middle School, hot on the heels of this success, with BRAVE!