Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Booth,  Coe.
New York : PUSH/Scholastic, 2006
ISBN 0439838797
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Fifteen-year-old Tyrell doesn't have much in this life and he doesn't have really high expectations for his life.  His spaced out mother has gotten them kicked out of the projects.  OK, life in the projects isn't great but it's what Tyrell knows.  And its what he wants for his younger brother.  Living in some awful homeless hotel is not what he wants.  He doesn't want his brother falling in with the kind of people that frequent the shelter.  But his mother isn't interested in what Tyrell wants.  As a matter of fact, she is trying to get Tyrell to start selling drugs so she'll have some money.  Tyrell just has to find a way back to the projects to keep himself and his brother safe.  But how?
SUBJECTS:     Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        Poor -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.

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