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Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age in the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking Americ...
 
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Teenage Love Affair by Ni-Ni Simone

Check it: I’m Zsa-Zsa. Some call me arrogant, but I call it confidence. You decide when you find out what I’m working with. First things first–I’m seventeen, but I’m grown and have been for a long time. I have my own ride, my m...
 
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High Stakes by Toshia Shaw

High Stakes is a gripping and fast paced drama guaranteed to expose the cunning and slick nature of the real,”Sin City,”giving you a peek inside the shrewd world, exposing the myth: What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. Shauna...

 
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RULES OF LOVE by Kamah Alicia Scott

WYES radio and Force 101 employees’ have been competing for years. Radio personality Katrina Samuels (Lady K) who has the number one radio segment “Rules of Love” is used to drama with matters of heart and work. That’s what she...
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Until We Meet Again by Anne E. Schraff

This summer was supposed to be different. With the school year over, Darcy Wills looked forward to the best time of her life. But her plans are shattered by a series of the unexpected events. First, horrible news threatens to r...

 
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Wildflower (Urban Underground) by Anne Schraff

Chelsa Spain Bridled under her father’s harsh rules.But she was growing up too fast. Someone had to rein her in until she had enough sense to handle herself better. Wherever there was the temptation to take a risk, she went for...
 
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Shadows of Guilt (Urban Underground) by Anne Schraff

Maya Archer is at the wrong place at the wrong time when “”pop, pop, pop”” sounds ring out in front of a popular teen hangout. Is DeWayne Pike the true target? Does he duck before shots ring out as Jacklyn claims? If true...
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Outrunning the Darkness (Urban Underground) by Anne Schraff

Between his father’s pessimistic moods and his mother’s “”put on a happy face”” attitude Jaris Spain feels trapped. Jaris hides his own darkenss from his parents: How hard he has to work for good grades. How quickly a tea...
 
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Like a Broken Doll (Urban Underground) by Anne Schraff

Accusations fly when a string of thefts hits Tubman High School. Suspicion falls in Sereeta prince, whose family life is unraveling, sending her into a deep depression. Treated like a stranger by her mother, like an enemy by he...
 
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To Be a Man (Urban Underground) by Anne Schraff

Trevor’s mother was dead set against Vanessa Allen. Trevor knew the old angry frown would come back quickly if she learned that Trevor had been seeing Vanessa behind her back. Even his brother Tommy thought the high school drop...