Books tagged: urban schools

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Summer of Smoke: A Thing of Beauty I
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Seven years after it was torn apart by racial violence, James Porter returns to his hometown of Trenton, New Jersey, for a high school reunion. He reconnects with old friends, and with sworn enemies, and with the girl who got away. He relives the events of the tumultuous summer of 1968—vivid memory after vivid memory—until he finally faces the terrible truth of what happened there.
Darius and the Vanilla Funk
Series: Sports · High School · Young Adult. Price: Free! Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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Darius and the Vanilla Funk centers on the special relationship between fifth-grade teacher and student, and the strong bond they have formed. Darius Mitchell walks a bumpy road after leaving Mr. Cohen's class, hitting the streets as a gang member. It isn't until he is knocking on death's door, that Mr. C steps in to teach the final lessons.
Come on Philly, We Can Do Better
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 29,010. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
In the book, Julius A. Williams III recounts his experiences as a substitute counselor at a Philadelphia public middle school, exposing incidents involving students, teachers, administration, school police, parents, and more. “Philadelphia does not have to be defined by these failures, but we cannot start solving these problems happening every day in our schools until we acknowledge them.”