When I Was the Greatest

By Jason Reynolds

Fifteen-year-old Ali is making his way in a tough neighborhood, but everything starts going wrong once he and his best friends, Noodles and Needles, are invited to a big-time, high-stakes party. Adkins brings forth the humor and tension in this poignant coming-of-age story, where the ugliness and brutality of the outside world wars with loyalty, honor, and love between friends and family.


Narrated by J.B. Adkins, produced by Listening Library, 2014

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