Dark Dude
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Published:
New York, NY : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
439 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
980L
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
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Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
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Description
He didn't say good-bye. He didn't leave a phone number. And he didn't plan on coming back - ever. In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn't make him the "dark dude" or the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. The Midwest is the land of milk and honey, but for Rico Fuentes, it's really a last resort. Trading Harlem for Wisconsin, though, means giving up on a big part of his identity. And when Rico no longer has to prove that he's Latino, he almost stops being one. Except he can never have an ordinary white kid's life, because there are some things that can't be left behind, that can't be cut loose or forgotten. These are the things that will be with you forever.... These are the things that will follow you a thousand miles away. For anyone who loved The Outsiders -- and for anyone who's ever felt like one -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos brings to life a haunting choice and an unforgettable journey about identity, misidentity, and all that we take with us when we run away.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781416948049, 141694804X
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.6, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
980

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In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York City for the picket fence and apple pie world of Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hijuelos, O. (2008). Dark Dude. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hijuelos, Oscar. 2008. Dark Dude. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hijuelos, Oscar, Dark Dude. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hijuelos, Oscar. Dark Dude. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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