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Erlanger Branch YA MYERS W (Text) 33126014440782 YA Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0060280794
  • ISBN: 9780060280796
  • ISBN: 0060280808 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780060280802 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 134 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Amistad, c2006.

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This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2006 November

    Gr 8 Up The swift flow of these short poems carries readers along in thoughts, conversations, and scenes as Damien and Junice's romance begins. He is a high achiever who has been accepted to Brown University and is expected to go far. Junice has just lost her mother to prison and is trying to keep her younger sister and her grandmother together as a family. Damien and Junice question who they are and who they will become. Hip-hop-style phrases feel like Shakespeare telling of these African-American teens in Harlem, struggling to keep it together. Intellect meets Street as true love conquers all. This is a quick and satisfying read, simple and timeless. Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library

    [Page 144]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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