Fast talk on a slow track

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From National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia! Denzel Watson is a fast talker with a system, and it's made him valedictorian. But when he goes to a summer program at Princeton, he takes a fall. How can he tell his proud family that he won't be able to cut it in the Ivy League? Instead, he spends the rest of the summer selling candy, up against "Top Man" Mello, a drop-out with a police record. For the first time, Denzel is forced to take a hard look at himself -- and how much further he could fall. "Williams-Garcia confronts some crucial issues that are generally ignored in YA fiction: issues of class and race, friendship and competition, identity and failure." -- Booklist "Teens everywhere will be able to identify and commiserate with Denzel." School Library Journal , starred review
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Grouping Title fast talk on a slow track
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display_description African-American honors student Denzel Watson spends his last summer before college selling candy door-to-door in New York, competing on many levels with the charismatic Mello, and discovering how to motivate and apply himself.
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publishDate 1991, 1998
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African-Americans. -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Self-perception -- Fiction, Self-perception. -- Fiction, Selling -- Fiction, Selling. -- Fiction
title_display Fast talk on a slow track
title_full Fast talk on a slow track / Rita Williams Garcia, Fast talk on a slow track / Rita Williams-Garcia
title_short Fast talk on a slow track
topic_facet African Americans, African-Americans, Fiction, Self-perception, Selling