Travis Coates died. It was awful. He had leukemia, fought a valiant, but unwinnable battle, and died at age 16. Sort of. Because during his last days alive he decided to participate in a crazy, new experiment. He had his head surgically removed and cryogenically preserved in the hopes that medical technology would be able to attach his head successfully to a new body. Travis Coates gambled on the ultimate wish: to have a second life.
Noggin, Michael L. Printz winner John Corey Whaley's second novel, grants Travis his wish. It is five years later and Travis wakes up. He is alive. He is the second person to have successfully had his head attached to a new body. He's got Jeremy Pratt's body, though way more cut and buff than his ever was, even when he was healthy and that's weird. But truthfully, this fancy new body is the least of Travis's problems. For Travis, it's like ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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