Everything you need to understand or teach As Brave as You by Reynolds, Jason .
As Brave as You, a novel by Jason Reynolds, is the story of Genie Harris. Genie is an 11-year-old boy who is spending a month over the summer with his grandparents, Brooke and Mary Harris. From the beginning, Genie thinks of all the things that can go wrong, and he is terribly upset when some of his thoughts come true. He learns many things over the summer, including that he can pick peas and that he never wants to touch a gun. However, the most important thing that he learns is that no one is perfect and that nothing is more important than family. The main themes are acceptance, limited freedoms, and relationships between brothers.