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- DescriptionA must-read for fans of Walter Dean Myer's All the Right Stuff and other lovers of proud urban realism. Kirkus Reviews The summer of 1983 was the summer hip-hop proved its staying power. The South Bronx is steeped in Reagamics, war in the Middle East, and the twin epidemics of crack and AIDS, but Raymond Smiles King and Guillermo Nike Vega have more immediate concerns. Smiles was supposed to be the assistant crew chief at his summer camp, but the director chose Cookie Camacho instead, kicking off a summer-long rivalry. Meanwhile, the aspiring b-boy Nike has set his wandering eye on Sara, the sweet yet sassy new camp counselor, as well as top prize at a breakdancing competition downtown. The two friends have been drifting apart ever since Smiles got a scholarship to a fancy private school, and this summer the air is heavy with postponed decisions that will finally be made. Raw and poignant, this is a story of music, urban plight, and racial tension that s as relevant today as it was in 1983. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographySofia Quintero is a writer, activist, educator, speaker, and comedienne. She is also the author of Efrain s Secret and has written several hip-hop novels under the pen name Black Artemis. This self-proclaimed Ivy League homegirl graduated from Columbia University and lives in the Bronx. Learn more about Sofia at SofiaQuintero.com.
- Author(s)Sofia Quintero
- PublisherAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Date of Publication14/07/2015
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Weight295 g
- Width137 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding,Cloth over boards
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