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My name is Leon

Kit De Waal

My name is Leon

a novel

by Kit De Waal

  • 55 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Ex-foster children,
  • Brothers,
  • Racially mixed families

  • About the Edition

    Set in the 1970s, a young black boy"s quest to reunite with his beloved white half-brother after they are separated in foster care.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKit de Waal
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6104.E2336 M9 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination292 pages
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212841M
    ISBN 101501117459
    ISBN 109781501117459
    LC Control Number2016000754
    OCLC/WorldCa928481554

    Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how - just when we least expect it - we manage to find our way home.   Posts about My Name Is Leon review written by Ameesha. Location: The Stable for “Tuck in Tuesday” —nice place, good pizza, though the door’s pretty hard to find Theme: Books set in Birmingham Chosen by: Lorna As a Birmingham-based book club, it seemed only right to review a book about Birmingham at some point.

    My thanks to the publishers for providing a review copy via Netgalley. My Name is Leon was published by Penguin on 2nd June in hardback and ebook formats with the paperback to follow next January. You can order a copy online here: My Name is Leon. From the back of the book. A brother chosen. A brother left behind. Leon loves chocolate bars, Saturday morning cartoons, and his beautiful, golden-haired baby brother. When Jake is born, Leon pokes his head in the crib and says, “I’m your brother. Big brother. My. Name. Is. Leon. I am eight and three quarters. I am a boy.”.

      Title- My Name is Leon Author- Kit De Waal Published- Genre- Contemporary Length- pages Rating- /5 Synopsis- Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing.   My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal Published by Penguin Books on June 2nd Pages: Goodreads ISBN: This post contains affiliate links which you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a .


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My name is Leon is a story told by a nine year old boy called Leon and while I am not a fan of child narrators the book was engaging and a worthwhile read. A short debut novel that I felt had a YA feel to it but I think it is a novel that will My name is Leon book with all age levels and readers.4/5.

To order My Name Is Leon for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders min p. My Name Is Leon is a vivid, gorgeous, and uplifting story about the power of love, the unbreakable bond between brothers, and the truth about what, in the end, ultimately makes a family.

Read more Read less/5(). This reading group guide for My Name Is Leon includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Kit de suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and Released on: J With his nappy black hair and dark complexion, the boy at the center of Kit de Waal's debut, My Name is Leon, is caught up in the middle of the racial tensions of South biracial child has a nine-year-old's agenda, born of anger, and stumbles innocently into a roiling stew of grownup rage and frustration.

A vivid and uplifting story about the power of love, the unbreakable bond between brothers, and the truth about what makes a family.

Kit de Waal's striking debut, My My name is Leon book is Leon, has inspired this big, long, complicated question: Have you ever read a book about a character that is very unlike you, yet the author has succeeded in making him so relatable that once you've seen the.

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 6 June. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read. My Name is Leon. A brother chosen.

A brother left behind. And a family where you’d least expect to find one. Buy My Name Is Leon by Waal, Kit de (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). ‘My name is Leon ‘is one of those rare books that is able to hook you in from the very first page. The story is beautifully told – the writing flows nicely with lovely descriptions and observations. The story is a heart-breaking account of a fractured family falling apart and the impact this has on two young brothers.

My Name Is Leon is written in prose which emulates the language of a 9-year-old and somehow navigates seamlessly between present and past tense. It is a novel that is well worth reading and one that tackles issues relevant to today’s world. • My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal is published by Viking (£).

To order a copy for £ go to or call Author: Anita Sethi. “It’s a short book about a little boy. A tiny story,” says Kit de Waal of her debut novel My Name ismaybe it is but it packs quite a punch.

The story of a mixed-race nine-year Author: Arminta Wallace. The Book of Unknown Americans Trailer- Great Books Final - Duration: Isabel Angeles Recommended for you. My Name is Leon & Only Ever Yours | Reviews. Big brother. Name. Leon.

I am eight and three quarters. I am a boy.” Jake will play with no one but Leon, and Leon is determined to save him from any pain and earn that sparkling baby laugh every chance he can. But Leon isn’t in control of this world where adults say one thing and mean another.

Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60's and 70's. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for /5(K).

Book Review: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal. J trish Book review 2 ★★★★ If you are looking for a book that has an authentic child narrator and navigates skilfully and heartbreakingly through the Foster Care system, then your search is over.

My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal is the perfect book for you.4/5. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for My Name Is Leon at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Leon loves his beautiful, golden-haired baby brother, Jake, and is determined to save him from any pain. But when their mother falls victim to her inner demons, strangers suddenly take Jake away; after all, a white baby is easy to adopt, while a half-black nine-year-old faces a less certain fate.

Vowing to get Jake back by any means necessary, Leon’s own. My Name Is Leon is a moving story of a child’s desperate desire to keep his fractured family together in early s Britain.

Leon’s West Indian father Author: Sarah Gilmartin. You know my name. You know my name, hmm. You know my name. And oh how you comfort me. And oh how you counsel me, hey. It still amazes me.

That I am your friend. So now, I pour out my heart to you. Editions for My Name is Leon: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover published in ), What we think of this book & ideas for gifting.

Richly evoking a vision of Britain in the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a story of love, the fierce bond between siblings and learning to overcome unbearable loss. And how – just when we least .Book reviews.

My Name Is Leon Kit de Waal Review by Deborah Donovan. J Nine-year-old Leon, a mixed-race boy born in s London to a depressed and drug-addicted mother, opens Kit de Waal’s mesmerizing debut as he tells his newborn baby brother, Jake, that he will always take care of him.

But Jake is white and, being a baby, is.