Good Morning all,

I just published my first young adult novel, "Hard Knocks High: Project Windows."  It was written for reluctant urban teen readers.  There is plenty of symbolism, metaphor, and dynamic character in the book for the teachers to use.  Here is a brief summary:

Welcome to Hard Knocks High, the most notorious high school in the Bronx, where the streets and the classroom collide.

 

As a sheltered, bible-studying teen, when inside of his strict single-parent apartment, and a menacing thug when on the rugged Bronx streets, Tafari King struggles to live a double life.  On one side: his overprotective mother, who is unaware that her son is the most feared young thug on the streets; his caring girlfriend, who opposes his new found life style; a devoted teacher who warns Tafari of the unseen traps in the streets; and a budding rap career that may offer a way out.  On the other side: an intoxicating freedom of a life in which reputation is all that matters, of living the lyrics, of his corner boys’ crew, thugs, and ghetto star-struck girls all whom Tafari has fooled with his fabricated thug persona.  Just when things couldn’t get any worse, an old enemy resolves to reclaim dominance over Tafari while a new threat seeks to remove him from the equation entirely.  With his life on the line, a gang initiation looming, and time running out, Tafari needs to make a choice before it’s too late.

inbox me and I can get the books to you : )

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Thank you for posting and sharing such great information.

Thank you for posting and sharing such great information.

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