Police reform had never occurred to Jamal until that one faithful day in October 1995 in Gary, Indiana. Charismatic and courageous, Jamal is ready to enjoy his three-day weekend. Although he must write a last-minute essay on the topic of social justice, he looks forward to asking out the new girl in town, Kadijah.
On his way home from school, Jamal and his best friend Simon are harassed and wrongfully accused of committing a crime that occurred in a nearby town. They are handcuffed and taken to the police station for interrogation. Jamal refuses to answer Officer Worthington’s questions and doses off while waiting for his dad to come to the rescue. But when he wakes up, Jamal finds himself in a much different time and place.
The year is 1969, and Jamal lives with an unfamiliar family in Chicago. He quickly learns that he, like the rest of his family, is a member of the Black Panther Party. Jamal grapples with confusion, but his existence is made plain when he makes a long-distance call to Gary but fails to recognize the voices of his parents. Will Jamal adapt to his new life and resume his obligations to the party? Or will his uncle send him back to Gary on the greyhound bus to face more of the unknown?
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is a creative collage that reflects one teacher's relentless passion for the emotional well-being of her students and adolescents in general. Inspired by compassion and observation, the book was written to entertain, encourage, and challenge.
Within the book’s pages is a collection of 100 poems that entice every emotion. Written as letters, short stories, and affirmations, it highlights a wealth of topics such as mental health, self-reliance, victories and defeats, creativity, spirituality, and home life. The author showcases a variety of styles including lyrical verses, suspenseful narratives, descriptive haikus, and playful limericks.
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Best seller, Any Possible Outcome: A Book of Urban Tales, is a collection of short stories. Each character in the book faces an obstacle that cannot be ignored! In these fast-paced super suspenseful tales, what will be the outcome??? This classic is a perfect pleasure read. It is also a treasure for classroom use!
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