Chameleon

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Chameleon
Written by Charles R. Smith
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763646601
ISBN-13: 9780763646608
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Chameleon

author: Charles R. Smith

Shooting the breeze with his boys. Tightening his D on the court. Doing a color check making sure nobody's wearing blue or red, which some Crip or Piru carrying a cut-down golf club would see as disrespect. Then back to Auntie's, hoping she isn't passed out from whiskey at the end of the day. Now that Shawn is headed for high school, he wonders if he'd be better off at the school in Mama's neighborhood, where he'd be free of Compton's hassles. But then he wouldn't be with his fellas cracking jokes, covering each other's backs or the fine Marisol, who's been making star appearances in his dreams. Dad says he needs to make his own decision, but what does Shawn want, freedom or friendship? With teasing, spot-on dialogue and an eye to the realities of inner-city life, Chameleon takes on the shifting moods of a teenager coming of age.

Set to the beat of an urban summer, this street-smart novel follows an L.A. teen as he hangs with friends and faces life transitions and his first romance.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $11.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763646601 /  9780763646608
on sale date:
04/2010
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
384 / 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Family; Lifestyles; Social Issues; Mexico; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Charles R. Smith Jr. is the author of Hoop Queens and its companion, Hoop Kings, as well as Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhannad Ali, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and a Sugarman Award. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.
 
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