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Bronx masquerade

by Grimes, Nikki.

Format: Kindle Book 2003 2003
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Summary
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-12. Tyrone Bittings doesn't believe in a future: "Life is cold . . . What I've got is right here, right now, with my homeys." But an English-class open mike changes everything. Grimes' first novel since Jazmin's Notebook (1998) comprises brief monologues in the voices of students and their poems. Funny and painful, awkward and abstract, the poems talk about race, abuse, parental love, neglect, death, and body image ("Don't any of these girls like the way they look?" asks Tyrone). Most of all, they try to reveal the individuals beyond the stereotypes. With such short vignettes, the characters are never fully realized, and the message about poetry's ability to move beyond color and cultural boundaries is anything but subtle. Even so, readers will enjoy the lively, smart voices that talk bravely about real issues and secret fears. A fantastic choice for readers' theater. --Gillian Engberg"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A high school teacher in the Bronx hosts open-mike poetry in his classroom, and his students forge unexpected connections with one another. "The creative, contemporary premise will hook teens, and the poems may even inspire readers to try a few of their own," wrote PW. Ages 12-up. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans Fiction
High schools Fiction
Poetry Fiction
Identity Fiction
Ethnicity Fiction
Schools Fiction
African American Fiction
Poetry
Young Adult Fiction
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Young Readers Group2003
2003
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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ISBN 9781440672811
9781440672811
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