Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Volponi, Paul.
New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN 0670060062
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Two Island City High School basketball stars known as "Black and White" turn to robbery to get easy money for shoes and senior fees. When the gun goes off during a robbery, Marcus and Eddie tell, in alternating chapters, what happens to them in the aftermath. Their friendship is challenged as they experience the justice system differently because of race.  (Florida Teen Reads nominee, 2007-2008) (mature readers)
SUBJECTS:     African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Race relations -- Fiction.
                        Basketball -- Fiction.
                        Juvenile delinquency -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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