Solo by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, is tells the story of 17-year-old Blade Morrison, who is being crushed between the tabloids exposing his former rock-star-father's addition and a protected secret that threatens his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides that the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He sets out on a journey that lands him in Ghana, where he discovers a friendship he couldn't have ever imagined, a people founded in family and community and a reconciliation he never expected. Written in poetic verse, Kwame Alexander explores what it truly means to finally come home. Recommended for ages 13 years and older.