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ISBN13: 9780375861178
ISBN10: 0375861173
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An inspiring YA debut from the author of Dangerous Minds.

Eddie Corazon is angry. Hes also very smart. But hes working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though hes a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up—when they arent in jail.

Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesnt even see in himself. A heart, and a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddies world, its a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddies hands.

Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, Muchacho is a rare and inspiring story about one teens determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.

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Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, this YA debut by the author of "Dangerous Minds" is a rare and inspiring story about one teen's determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.

About the Author

LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, high school teacher, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds. She drew on her experience working with teens to craft this novel. Like Eddie, she lives in New Mexico.

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Jodeana, February 13, 2010 (view all comments by Jodeana)
Eduardo Corazon s a bit of a bad boy, and he’s not too troubled by that reputation. This book is by the same author who inspired the movie Dangerous Minds, and this time she turns her attention to a young man in New Mexico who can tell you what it’s like to live in the wrong part of town. He can also tell you why the United States’ land grab (which included Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) has created such difficulties for policing the borders even today. There are few books that should be read by teachers as well as students, and this, in my opinion, is one of them. Ms. Beecher inspires Eddie to look at school in a different way and is followed by Mr. McElroy who finally figures out how to be cool. The most graphic conversation about sexuality occurs in chapter two, though it is discussing Ms. Beecher’s candid conversation about masturbation and the comment that if you can’t refer to the genitalia’s parts in clinical terms without giggling, you probably aren’t old enough to be having sex. There are some other references to hookers and some Spanish profanity, but, given the voice of the character speaking, it is a relatively tame story. The transformation of Eddie to Eduardo with the incumbent change in attitude that takes a student from being an at-risk student to a good student happens with a rapidity that might not be replicated in reality, but makes for a good story without crossing the line into “preachy” behavior.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375861178
Author:
Johnson, Louanne
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
gangs;fiction;high school;ya;new mexico;hispanic;mexican americans
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.10x5.80x1.00 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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