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HarperCollins, Oct 16, 1984 - African Americans - 280 pages
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A black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship.

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Review: The Moves Make the Man

User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

Super Simple Summary: Jerome Foxworthy is being integrated into an all white school. Circumstances at home land him in a Home Ec class, where he meets Bix. The strange and sad story of Bix unfolds as ... Read full review

Review: The Moves Make the Man

User Review  - Marcia - Goodreads

Masterful narration brought the story of Jerome and Bix to life. There is so much here--fully developed characters, terrific sense of time and place (1960s NC) and a fantastic story. I won't summarize ... Read full review

About the author (1984)

Bruce Brooks was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 23, 1950. 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, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer. He has written several children's books including Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, No Kidding, and Throwing Smoke. He has received the Newbery Honor twice, first for The Moves Make the Man in 1985 and then for What Hearts in 1992.

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