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If I Grow Up

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Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $17.99
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ISBN: 9781416925231
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 222
Publication Date: 2/24/2009
Size: 8.62" l x 5.81" w x 0.92"
Series: N/A

In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Many teenagers drop out of school and join gangs, and every kid knows someone who died. Gunshots ring out on a regular basis.

DeShawn is smart enough to know he should stay in school and keep away from the gangs. But while his friends have drug money to buy fancy sneakers and big-screen TVs, DeShawn's family can barely afford food for the month. How can he stick to his principles when his family is hungry?

In this gritty novel about growing up in the inner city, award-winning author Todd Strasser opens a window into the life of a teenager struggling with right and wrong under the ever-present shadow of gangs.

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