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Rikers High

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Martin was sitting on the front stoop of his apartment building minding his own business when he was arrested for something he didn't even mean to do. Five months later, he's still locked up on Rikers Island, in a New York City jail. Just when it seems things couldn't get much worse, Martin is caught between two warring prisoners, and his face is slashed. Now he'll be forever marked with a prison scar. One good thing comes from the attack: Martin is transferred to a different part of Rikers where inmates are required to attend high school. If Martin opens up to a teacher who really seems to care, perhaps he'll learn a lesson more valuable than any taught in class.

An award-winning author, Paul Volponi is uniquely qualified to tell Martin's story because he taught on Rikers Island for six years. He originally wrote Rikers for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as Rikers High .

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Full title rikers high
Author volponi paul
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-04-20 22:52:32PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 01:37:04AM

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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Jails -- Fiction, Jails. -- Fiction, Juvenile delinquency -- Fiction, Juvenile delinquency. -- Fiction, Prisoners -- Fiction, Rikers Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_display Rikers High
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title_short Rikers High
topic_facet African Americans, Jails, Juvenile delinquency, Prisoners