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All the Noise at Once

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About The Book

In this compelling, moving story about brotherhood, identity, and social justice, a Black, autistic teen tries to figure out what happened the night his older brother was unjustly arrested.

All Aiden has ever wanted to do was play football just like his star quarterback brother, Brandon. An overstimulation meltdown gets in the way of Aiden making the team during summer tryouts, but when the school year starts and a spot unexpectedly needs to be filled, he finally gets a chance to play the game he loves.

However, not every player is happy about the new addition to the team, wary of how Aiden’s autism will present itself on game day. Tensions rise. A fight breaks out. Cops are called.

Brandon interferes on behalf of his brother, but is arrested by the very same cops who, just hours earlier, were chanting his name from the bleachers. When he’s wrongly charged for felony assault on an officer, everything Brandon has worked for starts to slip away, and the brothers’ relationship is tested. As Brandon’s trial inches closer, Aiden is desperate to figure out what really happened that night. Can he clear his brother’s name in time?

About The Author

Photograph (c) Briah Christia

DeAndra Davis is New York–born, and Florida-bred. She’s a hopeless musical theater nerd (Wicked is definitely her favorite), a perpetual student and teacher, and always trailed by a kid or a dog because she has way too many of both. She has an opinion for everything, an argument ready, and a hug for everyone, and she thinks you should, too. All the Noise at Once is her debut novel. DeAndra can be found on most socials @DeAndraWrites.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2025)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665952651
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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"Davis masterfully weaves a powerful story and elements of suspense with issues of race, social justice, and disability. Equal parts witty and heartbreaking, All The Noise at Once serves as a window into the Black autistic experience and as a beacon of hope for those our justice system has forgotten and failed. Easily one of the best books I've read all year."—Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here and Things We Couldn’t Say

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