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Shadows of Guilt (Urban Underground Series)

Shadows of Guilt (Urban Underground Series)

by Anne Schraff
     
 

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Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, gangs, drive-by shooting, mystery, suspense, alcohol abuse. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a

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Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, gangs, drive-by shooting, mystery, suspense, alcohol abuse. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Harriet Tubman HS Series-- Maya Archer is at the wrong place at the wrong time when "pop, pop, pop" sounds ring out in front of a popular teen hangout. Is DeWayne Pike the true target? Does he duck before the shots ring out as Jacklyn claims? If true, DeWayne is putting them all at risk, but especially Sereeta, and Jaris Spain is determined to discover the truth.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—These hi/lo books follow Jaris and his friends during their junior year at Tubman High. In Outrunning, the teen worries about his parents, who are experiencing marital difficulties, and his father's black moods, which the young man sometimes shares. However, he learns self-confidence when he successfully auditions for a play, and even asks his ultimate crush, Sereeta, out on a date. Shadows is a bit more dramatic. When his sister's friend is accidentally shot in a drive-by, Jaris learns that the bullet was aimed for DeWayne, his rival for Sereeta's affections, but he resists telling her until it is too late and she is placed in danger. Though Jaris's immediate neighborhood is safe, "a whole other world" of crime and gangs exists across Grant Avenue, and he often comes into contact with classmates who have dropped out and sell drugs or are taggers. However, he and his friends show concern for each other, try to do well at school, and are careful to stay out of the trouble that often surrounds them. With obvious moral messages, these books might not have a strong following in general YA collections.—Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616510015
Publisher:
Saddleback Educational Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Urban Underground Series
Pages:
179
Sales rank:
1,113,412
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
HL690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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