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The Resource Jumped in, William Kowalski

Jumped in, William Kowalski

Label
Jumped in
Title
Jumped in
Statement of responsibility
William Kowalski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Rasheed is smart, tough and a survivor. In his neighborhood, he has to be. The streets are run by a gang called the E Street Locals, and they've been trying to jump him in since he was a child. So far, he's managed to escape their clutches. But the gang is not his only problem. Rasheed's sister, Daneeka, was paralyzed in a drive-by shooting, and now she's confined to a wheelchair, mentally frozen at the age of nine. His mother is an addict. His father hasn't been heard from in years. High school is no safer than the streets, so Rasheed seeks solace at the local university campus. There he meets a young woman named Lanaia who takes an interest in him. He also bumps up against a police officer who he thinks at first is hassling him just because he's black. But eventually Rasheed realizes that the officer is only pushing him to become a better person. Though he can't escape his home life, or the gang, as easily as he'd like, Rasheed does learn some valuable lessons in his struggles: you and you alone are accountable for the decisions you make in life; even though the world is not a fair place, you can still accomplish whatever you set your mind to; and we all become stronger when we admit we need someone to lean on
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kowalski, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Rapid reads
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Readers (Adult)
  • Readers for new literates
  • High interest-low vocabulary books
  • African American teenagers
  • Street life
  • Gangs
Label
Jumped in, William Kowalski
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
19355050
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9781459816275
Lccn
2016958169
Label
Jumped in, William Kowalski
Publication
Control code
19355050
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9781459816275
Lccn
2016958169

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