Patina by Jason Reynolds


Patty Jones is a problem solver/caretaker who is determined to always be strong. She looks after her little sister, keeps tabs on her sick mom, and tries to stay on top of all her school work. Running with the Defenders track team is her one release. But Patty is used to being the one taking care of things, not trusting others. When Coach asks her to run with the relay team, can she trust them enough to build a winning team?

Patina is the second book in Jason Reynolds’s track series. It is a great book for kids who love sports and strong characters. This one is a great book for teens and tweens. I especially love the girl power aspect as Patty faces challenges.

Recommended ages--11 and up

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