Response by Paul Volponi

Response

byPaul Volponi

Paperback | July 8, 2010

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Noah and his friends go to a predominantly all-white neighborhood with a plan: steal a car, sell it to a chop shop, and make some fast cash. But that never happens. Instead, Noah, a teen father, becomes the victim of a vicious beating that leaves him with a fractured skull. The question is, was the attacker protecting his turf, or did he target Noah just because he's black?

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Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.
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Title:ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:July 8, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142416037

ISBN - 13:9780142416037

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"Writing in an authentic voice, Volponi balances sensitivity and rage, but his most subtle achievement is the multi-generational family drama." - Booklist