William Kowalski

William Kowalski is the author of the international bestseller Eddie's Bastard, winner of South Africa’s Ama-Boeke Award, and more recently The Hundred Hearts. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. Two of the titles William wrote for the Rapids Reads series have been nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Golden Oak Award. He lives with his family in Nova Scotia. For more information visit williamkowalski.com.

The list of books by William in the Rapid Reads series are: The Barrio Kings, Just Gone, Something Noble, The Way it Works and The Innocence Device and most recently, Epic Game.

Awards and Nominations
2014 Golden Oak Award nominee
2011 Golden Oak Award nominee
2001 Ama-Boeke Award winner
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The Barrio Kings The Barrio Kings
Reading Level: 2.1
Pub Date: April 1, 2010
Price: $9.95
Rosario Gomez struggles to stay out of the gang life that killed his brother while finishing his high school diploma and preparing for the birth of his first son. But when his old friend Juan gets out of jail, his past returns to haunt him.

Paperback: 9781554692446 $9.95

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Epic Gamespacer Epic Game
Reading Level: 2.2
Pub Date: March 8, 2016
Price: $9.95
Maybe there is more to life than winning.

Paperback: 9781459810495 $9.95

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The Innocence Devicespacer The Innocence Device
Reading Level: 3.5
Pub Date: September 1, 2014
Price: $9.95
In a dystopian future where there are only prisoners and those who guard them, a young man survives an uprising and stumbles toward the freedom he’s never known.

Paperback: 9781459807488 $9.95

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Jumped Inspacer Jumped In
Reading Level: 2.8
Pub Date: April 18, 2017
Price: $9.95
To change the world, first you have to change yourself.

Paperback: 9781459816275 $9.95

Just Gone Just Gone
Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: September 1, 2013
Price: $9.95
Angelique's work at a homeless shelter takes a strange turn when she encounters seven-year-old Jamal and his fantastic stories about a mysterious character named Jacky Wacky who looks out for vulnerable children.

Paperback: 9781459803275 $9.95

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Something Noble Something Noble
Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: March 1, 2012
Price: $9.95
In order to save her son's life, a single mom must try to convince a selfish drug dealer to donate one of his kidneys to his half-brother.

Paperback: 9781459800137 $9.95

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The Way It Works The Way It Works
Reading Level: 2.6
Pub Date: October 1, 2010
Price: $9.95
A young bi-racial man, who suddenly finds himself homeless, struggles to maintain his dignity and to make his own place in the world.

Paperback: 9781554693672 $9.95

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