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Orange Houses by Paul Griffin

The Orange Houses The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me awhile to get around to reading this book, but I was determined since it was…


Added by bj neary on December 20, 2011 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Just Another Hero by Sharon Draper

Draper's final book in the Battle for Jericho trilogy, Just Another Hero, was great urban fiction. The plot was fast paced, the African American characters believable using as the backdrop---their final year of high school as seniors includes many fire drills, jobs after school and thoughts of getting into college. I just loved Draper's characterization of Arielle and her mother. They really grew from materialistic one… Continue

Added by bj neary on February 13, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Retaliation by Yasmin Shiraz

Retaliation by Yasmin Shiraz had my heart pumping the whole time I read it. Now I understand why it received 2009 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers! What would you do if someone you loved was senselessly targeted, beaten up and left for dead? This is the premise of this book and what happens continues to reverberate through each chapter. People's lives are changed (Sheila Odom and her son Khalil who was in a gang and now spends his days in a wheelchair)--- they jump to… Continue

Added by bj neary on November 15, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

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