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For fourteen-year-old Dante and his posse, life in Babylon isn't about making choices but about dodging blows. Dante needs a heart operation, Pook can't afford college, let alone medical school, and Wyatt's going to need more than his sense of humor to squeeze through life. So when the boys find a suitcase full of cocaine, they face an excruciating decision. Selling the coke means escape. But it also means adding to the crack epidemic that has already destroyed their community.

Set on the rough streets of a modern-day Babylon, this is the story of three best friends who are about to learn that choices don't necessarily guarantee freedom.

Synopsis:

For fourteen-year-old Dante and his posse, life in Babylon isn't about making choices but about dodging blows. Dante needs a heart operation, Pook can't afford college, let alone medical school, and Wyatt's going to need more than his sense of humor to squeeze through life. So when the boys find a suitcase full of cocaine, they face an excruciating decision. Selling the coke means escape. But it also means adding to the crack epidemic that has already destroyed their community.

Set on the rough streets of a modern-day Babylon, this is the story of three best friends who are about to learn that choices don't necessarily guarantee freedom.

About the Author

Leonid Gore moved to the U.S. from his native Russia in 1991. He has illustrated The Sugar Child, The Malachite Palace, Sleeping Boy, Who Was Born This Special Day?, The Secret of the Great Houdini, The Princess Mouse, and, most recently, Saints Among the Animals for Atheneum. He is also the author and illustrator of Danny's First Snow. Mr. Gore lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland, New Jersey, where monarchs are occasionally sighted.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689825927
Author:
Mowry, Jess
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Gore, Leonid
Author:
Gore, Leonid
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Cocaine
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
#99-1
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9.135 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , For fourteen-year-old Dante and his posse, life in Babylon isn't about making choices but about dodging blows. Dante needs a heart operation, Pook can't afford college, let alone medical school, and Wyatt's going to need more than his sense of humor to squeeze through life. So when the boys find a suitcase full of cocaine, they face an excruciating decision. Selling the coke means escape. But it also means adding to the crack epidemic that has already destroyed their community.

Set on the rough streets of a modern-day Babylon, this is the story of three best friends who are about to learn that choices don't necessarily guarantee freedom.

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