Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky – Blog Tour

About the Book

  • Author: Kwame Mbalia
  • Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents
  • Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
  • Pages: 496
  • Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he’s going to spend on his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s journal. Tristan chases after it-–is that a doll?-–and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature’s hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

About Kwame:

Kwame is a husband, father, writer, and pharmaceutical meteorologist in that order.  His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY (October 15, 2019) is published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion.  A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he enjoys impromptu dance sessions and Cheezits.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, US Only.

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Be sure to go out and read this really awesome book! Unfortunately, I didn’t receive my book in time to read it for my blog tour stop (in fact, I still haven’t received it, eek! – but I got a copy early at my library and took it home to read before it comes out so that I could at least give my first thoughts for this tour!)


2 responses to “Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky – Blog Tour”

  1. Never Not Reading Avatar

    I pre-ordered a copy for my classroom library. 🙂


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