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  • Bad boy
    Bad boy
    Dream Jordan.
    Devastated to find herself back in a group home after a peaceful year of living with loving foster parents, a Brooklyn teenager striving to become strong and independent soon falls prey to the dangerous affections of a good looking but shady young man.
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  • My book of life by Angel
    My book of life by Angel
    Martine Leavitt.
    "16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught."-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Boy21
    Boy21
    by Matthew Quick.
    Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.
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  • Stay with Me
  • No Boyz Allowed
  • Yummy : the last days of a Southside Shorty
    Yummy : the last days of a Southside Shorty
    by G. Neri
    "A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.
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  • The kid
    The kid
    Sapphire.
    This book is Sapphire's latest, a sequel to Push coming 15 years after its publication and one year after Precious, the film based on Push, got Academy Award attention. It is the story of Precious's son, Abdul, opening on the day of his mother's funeral. This book brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. It is a story of survival and awakening, and of one young man's remarkable strength. We meet Abdul at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, this story tells of a twenty-first-century young man's fight to find a way to the future. Intimate, terrifying, deeply alive in Abdul's journey we are witness to an artist's birth by fire. -- From publisher's web site.
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  • The break-up diaries. Vol. 1.
    The break-up diaries. Vol. 1.
    Ni-Ni Simone, Kelli London.
    In "Hot Boyz," Chance will do anything to become Ahmad's girl, but a lie might blow up in everyone's face; and in "The Boy Trap," Gabrielle schemes to be Tyler's pampered basketball wife, but her cheating ways put their relationship on the line.
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  • Carmen : an urban adaptation of the opera
    Carmen : an urban adaptation of the opera
    by Walter Dean Myers.
    A policeman's obsessive love for a tempestuous wig factory worker ends in tragedy in this updated version of Bizet's Carmen, set in Spanish Harlem, and told in screenplay format.
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  • Secret Saturdays
    Secret Saturdays
    Torrey Maldonado.
    Twelve-year-old boys living in a rough part of New York confront questions about what it means to be a friend, a father, and a man.
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  • Two the hard way
  • Efrain's secret
    Efrain's secret
    by Sofia Quintero.
    Ambitious high school senior and honor student Efrain Rodriguez makes some questionable choices in pursuit of his dream to escape the South Bronx and attend an Ivy League college.
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  • Jumped
    Jumped
    Rita Williams-Garcia.
    The lives of Leticia, Dominique, and Trina are irrevocably intertwined through the course of one day in an urban high school after Leticia overhears Dominique's plans to beat up Trina and must decide whether or not to get involved.
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  • Tricks
    Tricks
    Ellen Hopkins.
    Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love.
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  • 16 on the block : a Baby Girl Drama
  • The brothers Torres
    The brothers Torres
    Coert Voorhees.
    Sophomore Frankie finally finds the courage to ask his long-term friend, Julianne, to the Homecoming dance, which ultimately leads to a face-off between a tough senior whose family owns most of their small, New Mexico town, and Frankie's soccer-star older brother and his gang-member friends.
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  • Lockdown
    Lockdown
    Walter Dean Myers.
    Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.
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  • If I grow up
    If I grow up
    Todd Strasser.
    Growing up in the inner-city projects, DeShawn is reluctantly forced into the gang world by circumstances beyond his control.
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