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Cousins Clay and Addison were like brothers, growing up together in the projects, until they were ripped apart by a family argument. when they are reunited in a drug-treatment program, they try to work out their issues like a family. but one night, one wrong decision, leaves Clay shaken and Addison dead. And in the rash of events that follow, the truth of what actually happened on the rooftop of the apartment building is caught up in a clash of politics and racial issues. will Clay be able to rise above the lies and face the truth?

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From the acclaimed author of "Black and White" comes a new novel about an urban youth working to earn his GED and kick his drug habit. Trouble comes to a head one tragic night on a rooftop when his estranged cousin, who has shown up for rehab, is shot by the police.

About the Author

Paul Volponi is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City. From 1992 to 1998, he taught incarcerated adolescents on Rikers Island to read and write. This experience, in part, formed a basis for Black and White. Mr. Volponi holds an MA in American Literature from the City College of New York and a BA in English from Baruch. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780142408445
Author:
Volponi, Paul
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Situations / Violence
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Family
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Violence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.24x6.21x.63 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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