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Ghetto Cowboy: Tie-in Edition

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Ghetto Cowboy: Tie-in Edition
Written by G. Neri
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1536217352
ISBN-13: 9781536217353
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Ghetto Cowboy: Tie-in Edition

author: G. Neri

illustrator: Jesse Joshua Watson

When Cole’s mom dumps him in Philadelphia to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing Cole expects to see is a horse, let alone a stable full of them. He may not know much about cowboys, but what he knows for sure is that cowboys aren’t black, and they don’t live in the inner city. But in his dad’s world, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on. At first, all Cole can think about is how to ditch these ghetto cowboys and get home. But when the City threatens to shut down the stables—and take away the horse Cole has come to think of as his own—he knows that it’s time to step up and fight back. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter-day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down.
From a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor recipient comes a street-smart tale about a displaced teen who learns to defend what’s right—the Cowboy Way. Now available in a movie tie-in editon.
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pub date:
Movie/TV Tie-in / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
240 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Animals; People & Places; Media Tie-in; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
G. Neri is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including the picture books Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, illustrated by A.G. Ford, and When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon and Garfunkel, illustrated by David Litchfield. G. Neri lives in Florida.
illustrator’s comments:
Jesse Joshua Watson is the illustrator of Chess Rumble by G. Neri and I and I by Tony Medina. He is also the author-illustrator of Hope for Haiti. Jesse Joshua Watson lives in Washington State.
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