If I Grow Up (Paperback)

Author: Strasser, Todd

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In his latest gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, the acclaimed author of "Give a Boy a Gun" focuses on the pervasive but underreported problem of gang violence, in this eye-opening portrait of life in the projects.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416994435
SKU 211539600
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1416994432
Release Date 2/23/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.8T
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Editors Note "WHEN YOU GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS, THERE WERE NO CHOICES. NO GOOD ONES, AT LEAST."In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Many teenagers drop out of school and join gangs, and every kid knows someone who died. Gunshots ring out on a regular basis.DeShawn is smart enough to know he should stay in school and keep away from the gangs. But while his friends have drug money to buy fancy sneakers and big-screen TVs, DeShawn's family can barely afford food for the month. How can he stick to his principles when his family is hungry?In this gritty novel about growing up in the inner city, award-winning author Todd Strasser opens a window into the life of a teenager struggling with right and wrong under the ever-present shadow of gangs.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0222
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

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