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ISBN13: 9780142406922
ISBN10: 0142406929
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Marcus and Eddie are best friends who found the strength to break through the racial barrier. Marcus is black; Eddie is white. Stars of their school basketball team, they are true leaders who look past the stereotypes and come out on top. They are inseparable, watching each other's backs, both on and off the basketball court. But one night—and one wrong decision—will change their lives forever. Will their mistake cost them their friendship . . . and their future?

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick “Top Ten”

IRA Children’s Book Award (Young Adult)

About the Author

Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black and White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.

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sade.tripp, November 3, 2010 (view all comments by sade.tripp)
black and white was a really good book it really tests the value of a freindship and it makes you wonder what would you do in this situation would you take the blame for it all or would you tell? would you change your mind if your dreams are fading faster and faster? really have to think about it
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jason_kacoyanis2011, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by jason_kacoyanis2011)
“Black And White”
By: Paul Volponi

The book “Black And White” is a realistic fiction novel. The setting takes place in Long Island City High School. The main characters are “Black and White” also known as Marcus and Eddie. The plot is Marcus and Eddie got into a lot of crime and trouble.
The writer is trying to accomplish the friendship and where it can lead. The tone that the author is trying to teach kids to stay out of trouble and don’t do mischievous work. The theme of this book is not to do violence or get in bad trouble.
“Its like if somebody did that to your mother”. This quote is saying “What if some killer robed your mothers purse so she had no money and no credit cards”. Another quote is “Do you think he’s dead?” Marcus and Eddie robed a man in his car and then Eddie shot him and then Eddie shot him and they ran off. They never saw if he died or stayed alive.
I liked this book a lot because it is very entertaining and filled with action. What I didn’t like about my book was that it doesn’t tell you were they live and what state they live in. I think this book will be very popular and might be a movie someday. I think the author accomplishes his goal by creating an exciting popular book. I would recommend this book to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders because there is some fowl language and a lot of violence.
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Volponi, Paul
Puffin Books
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Law & Crime
High schools
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Social Issues - Friendship
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Situations / Friendship
Race relations
Children s-General
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8.22x5.72x.56 in. .46 lbs.
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