Kid B

"Kid B" is a novel written by Linden Dalecki that was first published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin. The book is narrated in the first-person by the title character "Kid B" whose birth name is Breslin Kirwin.

By following two conflicting groups of teen boys, the themes explored by Dalecki are similar to those in "The Outsiders" (1967), such as brotherly love (or hate as the case may be), friendship, and coming-of-age. But unlike "The Outsiders", in the milieu of "Kid B" the groups are from similar socio-economic backgrounds (the working class) and though there is some gang activity most of the conflict revolves around breakdance competition and other aspects of hip hop.

The novel evolved from a short story "The B-Boys of Beaumont", which won the 2004 "Austin Chronicle" Short Story Contest. As pointed out by "The Austin American-Statesman", "Kid B" is the first novel set in the world of b-boying (breakdancing).

External links

* [http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?titleNumber=497846] Book URL at Houghton Mifflin
* [http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A196867] The B-Boys of Beaumont
* [http://breakcheck.com/] Texas B-Boy Link


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