Drive-by by Lynne EwingDrive-by by Lynne Ewing


byLynne Ewing

Paperback | December 20, 1997

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"Jimmy always told me there were only two kinds of gangbangers: Those who were dead and those who were going to die. Joining a gang doesn't make sense to Jimmy..."

Jimmy is dead now—gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar think so. They say Jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned, Tito may have to pay—with his life.

Some people go to the crossroads, but Tito's crossroads laid themselves down in front of him. His brother Jimmy sprawls on the sidewalk at his feet. Shot in a drive by. Now a gang claims that Jimmy was their Ace Man. They say Tito must take his place and resolve some unfinished business. They give him a gun. "You need protection. It's not safe on the street." What path will be choose at the crossroads? He knows one leads to safety and one to death . . . but which is which?

Lynne Ewing worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services before turning to writing full time.Ms. Ewing lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Title:Drive-byFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.19 inPublished:December 20, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064406490

ISBN - 13:9780064406499

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From Our Editors

Jimmy would never join a gang. He always believed that there were only two types of gang members: those who were dead, and those who were going to die. But Jimmy was gunned down in front of his little brother and sister, and Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar say it's because Jimmy was skimming their drug money. Drive-By from Lynne Ewing provides a candid look at a situation that is sadly familiar to many people.