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Stuntboy, in the meantime / by Jason Reynolds ; drawings by Raúl the Third.

Reynolds, Jason, (author.). Raúl the Third, 1976- (illustrator.). Lockard, Guy, (narrator.). Fouhey, James, (narrator.). Pean, Angel, (narrator.). Bullock, Nile, 2000- (narrator.). Nankani, Soneela, (narrator.). Nixon, Leon, (narrator.). McCormick, Chanté, (narrator.). Gulley, Lamarr, (narrator.). Owens, DePre, (narrator.).
Series: Stuntboy ; 1

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library CD TALKING BOOK J REY (Text) 33500013506357 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK J REY (Text) 33500013506365 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797111797
  • ISBN: 1797111795
  • Physical Description: 3 audio discs (2 hr., 47 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Guy Lockard, Nile Bullock & Angel Pean, with a full cast [James Fouhey, Lamarr Gulley, Chanté McCormick, Soneela Nankani, Leon Nixon, and DePre Owens].
Summary, etc.:
Portico Reeves's superpower is making sure all the other superheroes, like his parents and two best friends, stay super. And safe. Super safe. And he does this all in secret. No one in his civilian life knows he's actually... Stuntboy! But his regular Portico identity is pretty cool, too. He lives in the biggest house on the block, maybe in the whole city, which basically makes it a castle. His mom calls where they live an apartment building. But a building with fifty doors just in the hallways is definitely a castle. And behind those fifty doors live a bunch of different people who Stuntboy saves all the time. In fact, he's the only reason the cat, New Name Every Day, has nine lives. All this is swell except for Portico's other secret, his not-so-super secret. His parents are fighting all the time. They're trying to hide it by repeatedly telling Portico to go check on a neighbor "in the meantime." But Portico knows "meantime" means his parents are heading into the Mean Time which means they're about to get into it, and well, Portico's superhero responsibility is to save them, too, as soon as he figures out how. Only, all these secrets give Portico the worry wiggles, the frets, which his mom calls anxiety. Plus, like all superheroes, Portico has an arch-nemesis who is determined to prove that there is nothing super about Portico at all.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    *Starred Review* Portico Reeves' secret alter ego is Stuntboy, "the greatest superhero you've never heard of." He spends his days keeping the residents of his apartment building—which he is sure is really a castle—safe. Stuntboy's heroics help him cope with the impending separation of his parents—the titular "meantime." The story is told through 10 episodes that parallel Portico's favorite sf show, and the full cast of narrators does a spectacular job bringing the story to life. The third-person narration works particularly well with Guy Lockard handling the omniscient narrator as Nile Bullock tackles Portico's spoken dialogue. Lockard shines in an over-the-top cartoonish way that is perfectly appropriate for bringing a hybrid book to audio. He reads with enthusiasm while varying his volume, pacing, tone, and accent and even sings a few parts. Every time he mentions Stuntboy's nemesis, Herbert Singletary the Worst, you will laugh out loud at his pitch-perfect delivery. The other cast members are equally well-matched to their roles. The full cast backed by music and sound effects creates a thoroughly entertaining experience. Known for his books on some of the heavier aspects of growing up as a member of a minority group, Reynolds takes a lighter turn in Stuntboy, and this performance hits the mark. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jason Reynolds is a #1&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a Carnegie Medal winner,&#160;a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. He&#8217;s also the 2020&#8211;2022 National Ambassador for Young People&#8217;s Literature. His many books include&#160;<i>All American Boys</i>&#160;(cowritten with Brendan Kiely);&#160;<i>When I Was the Greatest</i>;&#160;<i>The Boy in the Black Suit</i>;&#160;<i>Stamped</i>;&#160;<i>As Brave as You</i>;&#160;<i>For Every One</i>; the Track series (<i>Ghost</i>,&#160;<i>Patina</i>,&#160;<i>Sunny</i>, and&#160;<i>Lu</i>);&#160;<i>Look Both Ways</i>;&#160;<i>Stuntboy, in the Meantime</i>;&#160;<i>Ain&#8217;t Burned All the Bright</i>;&#160;<i>My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.&#160;</i>(with Jason Griffin); and&#160;<i>Long Way Down</i>, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at

Subject: African American boys > Juvenile fiction.
Superheroes > Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Juvenile fiction.
Anxiety in children > Juvenile fiction.
African American boys > Fiction.
Superheroes > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Children's audiobooks.
Superhero fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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