Homestretch

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A runaway boy with nothing finds everything he needs, including a faimly, in the most unlikely of places--at a racetrack.
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About the author

Paul Volponi is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City. From 1992 to 1998, he taught incarcerated adolescents on Rikers Island to read and write, forming the basis of his first young adult novel, Black and White, winner of the 2006 IRA Young Adult Book Award, an ALA Best Book Young Adult, and Quick Pick Award winner. His other young adult novels include, Rooftop (also a BBYA and Quick Pick winner), and Rucker Park Setup. Mr. Volponi holds an MA in American Literature from the City College of New York and a BA in English from Baruch. You can visit him online at www.paulvolponibooks.com.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Sep 22, 2009
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781416996828
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / New Experience
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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