OLDER FICTION
Brezenoff, Steve

Boy Seeking Band

(4) YA When Terence Kato's mother dies, he is forced to leave his beloved arts school to attend public school for eighth grade. Terence, a talented bassist, avoids friendships until he starts a new jazz band. Predictably, Terence processes his grief and bonds with his bandmates while competing in a battle-of-the-bands competition. The quick-moving plot and short chapters are hi-lo friendly; abundant obscure jazz references and jargon are less so.

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