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When I Was the Greatest

Age Level:
Middle Grade

A story about growing up in Brooklyn, this novel chronicles 16-year-old Ali’s friendship with next-door brothers Needles and Noodles, as the three prepare for the party of a lifetime. How will the trio deal with the fallout of that eventful night? This first novel is full of details about Ali’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood — the bodegas, barbershops, and local streets — and the people who live there.

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