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Category: Book
By (author): Hall, Desmond
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Published: January 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.96in
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From The Publisher*"One of those tales that ties you up, turns you inside-out, wrings you like a wet cloth." -Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down

American Street meets Long Way Down in this searing and gritty debut novel that takes an unflinching look at the harsh realities of gang life in Jamaica and how far a teen is willing to go for family.

Things can change in a second:

The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica.

The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he's in trouble.

The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters.

And the second Frankie joins his uncle's gang in exchange for paying for his father's medical bills, there's no going back...or is there?

As Frankie does things he never thought he'd be capable of, he's forced to confront the truth of the family and future he was born into-and the ones he wants to build for himself.
Biographical NoteDesmond Hall was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and moved to Jamaica, Queens. He has worked as a high school biology and English teacher in East New York, Brooklyn; counseled teenage ex-cons after their release from Rikers Island; and served as Spike Lee's creative director at Spike DDB. Desmond has served on the board of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Advertising Council and judged the One Show, the American Advertising Awards, and the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. He's also been named one of Variety magazine's Top 50 Creatives to Watch. Desmond lives outside of Boston with his wife and two daughters.