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Can’t Get There from Here By Todd Strasser

“A powerful and disturbing look at the downward spiral of despair that remains too common for too many teens (School Library Journal).” Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens—runaways and throwaways,...
 
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Cold Embrace By Ricardo Wilson

The story is a work of fiction describing the life of these five main characters; Grady, Noel, Jayson, Mark, and Angel. From high school up to the fast-paced bumpy ride of adult-hood these individuals experience different stage...
 
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EMAKO BLUE by Brenda Woods

Who was Emako Blue? She was beautiful and good-hearted. She was Monterey’s best friend. She was the only girl Jamal cared about, the one who saw through his player act. She was the one who understood the burden of Eddie’s famil...

 
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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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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...
 
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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses

For Joseph Flood, life is tough. Tough because of Mama’s addiction to drugs and alcohol. Tough because daddy is away with the army fighting in Iraq. Tough because it looks like there’s no way out once you’re living in a homeles...