“The Bluford novels have been wildly popular with young readers across the country and continue to entice reluctant readers. . . . The books are well written, treat the problems of inner-city youth with respect, and avoid easy answers to the challenges that kids face today.” James Blasingame, Associate Professor of English Education at Arizona State University, coeditor of The ALAN Review
Here's what teens are saying about Bluford High:
“As soon as I finished one book, I couldn't wait to start the next one. No books have ever made me do that before.” Terrance W.
“Once I started reading them, I just couldn't stop, not even to go to sleep.” Brian M.
“When I finished these books, I went back to the beginning and read them all over again. That's how much I loved them.” Caren B.