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andlt;Bandgt;He's a "lemon drop wrapped in licorice":andlt;/Bandgt; tall, dark, handsome, and as smooth as his silk shirts and leather jacket. He can discuss everything from art to world events, he's traveled the world, and he owns a Jeep, a condo, and a jazz CD collection. But best of all, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the new track coach and the principal's son, has his golden eyes set on Keisha Montgomery. andlt;BRandgt; In her senior year of high school, still recovering from the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Keisha's thrilled to have someone treat her like a woman rather than a girl. As Jonathan tells her, she's a butterfly ready to try her wings — much too mature for high school boys, whose only deep thoughts are words from rap songs. Jonathan makes her feel alive again; he seems like the answer to all her dreams and the cure to all her nightmares. andlt;BRandgt; Gifts wrapped with silver ribbons begin to mysteriously appear on her doorstep, and Keisha is swept off her feet. But events take a terrifying turn, and suddenly darkness overwhelms her life.... As Keisha struggles to put her world back in perspective, she learns the power and the danger of silence, and discovers the secret gifts that had been waiting for her all along.

Synopsis:

In this final book of Draper's "Hazelwood High" trilogy, Keisha is still recovering from the suicide of her ex-boyfriend and seeks comfort in her friends. When the new track coach sweeps Keisha into an adult world, and attempts to rape her after a dinner at his apartment, Keisha struggles to put her world back into perspective, and realizes the power of friendships.

Synopsis:

Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man. This book, written by the 1997 National Teacher of the Year, is the final volume in the Hazelwood High trilogy.

Synopsis:

He's a "lemon drop wrapped in licorice": tall, dark, handsome, and as smooth as his silk shirts and leather jacket. He can discuss everything from art to world events, he's traveled the world, and he owns a Jeep, a condo, and a jazz CD collection. But best of all, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the new track coach and the principal's son, has his golden eyes set on Keisha Montgomery.

In her senior year of high school, still recovering from the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Keisha's thrilled to have someone treat her like a woman rather than a girl. As Jonathan tells her, she's a butterfly ready to try her wings — much too mature for high school boys, whose only deep thoughts are words from rap songs. Jonathan makes her feel alive again; he seems like the answer to all her dreams and the cure to all her nightmares.

Gifts wrapped with silver ribbons begin to mysteriously appear on her doorstep, and Keisha is swept off her feet. But events take a terrifying turn, and suddenly darkness overwhelms her life.... As Keisha struggles to put her world back in perspective, she learns the power and the danger of silence, and discovers the secret gifts that had been waiting for her all along.

About the Author

Sharon Mills Draper, born in Cleveland, Ohio, has been writing and teaching for over twenty-five years. She has always encouraged in her students a love of learning through literature and a respect for excellence in writing. She is an accomplished educator, author, poet, consultant, and motivational speaker. As the 1997 National Teacher of the Year, she traveled extensively, discussing issues of literacy and education.

Her first novel for Atheneum, Tears of a Tiger, was the recipient of the first Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and her second novel, Forged by Fire, won the Coretta Scott King Award for Literature in 1998. Darkness Before Dawn is the final book in the trilogy. She is also the author of RomietteandJulio, as well as several other books for young readers.

When asked to describe herself, Mrs. Draper replied, "I'm a dreamer, a creator, a visionary. I approach the world with the eyes of an artist, the ears of a musician, and the soul of a writer. I see rainbows where others see only rain, and possibilities when others see only problems. I love to write; words flow easily from my fingertips, and my heart beats rapidly with excitement as an idea becomes a reality on the paper in front of me. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689830808
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Author:
Benabib, Michael
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Rape
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Hazelwood High Trilogy
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jacket
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.725 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 240 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689830808 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this final book of Draper's "Hazelwood High" trilogy, Keisha is still recovering from the suicide of her ex-boyfriend and seeks comfort in her friends. When the new track coach sweeps Keisha into an adult world, and attempts to rape her after a dinner at his apartment, Keisha struggles to put her world back into perspective, and realizes the power of friendships.
"Synopsis" by , Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man. This book, written by the 1997 National Teacher of the Year, is the final volume in the Hazelwood High trilogy.
"Synopsis" by ,

He's a "lemon drop wrapped in licorice": tall, dark, handsome, and as smooth as his silk shirts and leather jacket. He can discuss everything from art to world events, he's traveled the world, and he owns a Jeep, a condo, and a jazz CD collection. But best of all, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the new track coach and the principal's son, has his golden eyes set on Keisha Montgomery.

In her senior year of high school, still recovering from the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Keisha's thrilled to have someone treat her like a woman rather than a girl. As Jonathan tells her, she's a butterfly ready to try her wings — much too mature for high school boys, whose only deep thoughts are words from rap songs. Jonathan makes her feel alive again; he seems like the answer to all her dreams and the cure to all her nightmares.

Gifts wrapped with silver ribbons begin to mysteriously appear on her doorstep, and Keisha is swept off her feet. But events take a terrifying turn, and suddenly darkness overwhelms her life.... As Keisha struggles to put her world back in perspective, she learns the power and the danger of silence, and discovers the secret gifts that had been waiting for her all along.

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