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If I Grow Up
by Todd Strasser


Overview - In a gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, Todd Strasser turns his attention to gang life in the inner-city projects. DeShawn is a teenager growing up in the projects. Most of his friends only see one choice: join up to a gang. DeShawn is smart enough to want to stay in school and make something more of himself, but when his family is starving while his friends have fancy bling and new sneakers, DeShawn is forced to decide--is his integrity more important than feeding his family?  Read more...

 
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Overview
In a gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, Todd Strasser turns his attention to gang life in the inner-city projects. DeShawn is a teenager growing up in the projects. Most of his friends only see one choice: join up to a gang. DeShawn is smart enough to want to stay in school and make something more of himself, but when his family is starving while his friends have fancy bling and new sneakers, DeShawn is forced to decide--is his integrity more important than feeding his family?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416994435
  • ISBN-10: 1416994432
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: February 2010
  • Page Count: 222
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Violence
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - City & Town Life

 
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