By (author) Charles R Smith Jr
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Chameleon by Charles R Smith Jr
Book DescriptionIn his first novel, the Coretta Scott King Author Honor winner evokes the bittersweet summer of transition for an L.A. teen. Shooting the breeze with his boys. Tightening his D on the court. Doing a color check making sure nobody's wearing blue or red, which some Crip or Piru carrying a cut-down golf club would see as disrespect. Then back to Auntie's, hoping she isn't passed out from whiskey at the end of the day. Now that Shawn is headed for high school, he wonders if he'd be better off at the school in Mama's neighborhood, where he'd be free of Compton's hassles. But then he wouldn't be with his fellas cracking jokes, covering each other's backs or the fine Marisol, who's been making star appearances in his dreams. Dad says he needs to make his own decision, but what does Shawn want, freedom or friendship? With teasing, spot-on dialogue and an eye to the realities of inner-city life, CHAMELEON takes on the shifting moods of a teenager coming of age."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780763630850
(222mm x 169mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles R Smith Jr
Pick-Up Game, Paperback / softback (January 2013)
An all-star team of YA authors scores spectacularly with an action-packed anthology about street basketball. Includes stories by Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Adam Rapp, Joseph Bruchac, and Sharon Flake.
Hoop Kings, Paperback / softback (September 2007)» View all books by Charles R Smith Jr
With pumping, energetic, rap-inspired wordplay, Smith profiles the distinctive playing styles of the 12 best male and 12 best female pro basketball players in these collections of poems, now available in a digest size. Photos.
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Author Biography - Charles R Smith Jr
Charles R. Smith Jr. is the author of HOOP QUEENS and its companion, HOOP KINGS, as well as TWELVE ROUNDS TO GLORY: THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD ALI, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and a Sugarman Award. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.
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