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  • Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 218 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 660

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780763649227
  • 0763649228

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Ghetto cowboy

by Neri, Greg.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Neri, Greg

Available Copies: Downtown Youth

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Twelve-year-old Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs.

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This book is great for teens who think "they know it all". Trouble was his future, but his mother and father had different plans for him.
Witty, Touching, and a lesson to be learned.

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