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If I Grow Up (Reprint) (Paperback) (Todd Strasser)
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In a gripping novel with a plot pulled from the headlines, Todd Strasser turns his attention to gang life in the inner-city projects. DeShawn is a teenager growing up in the projects. Most of his friends only see one choice: join up to a gang. DeShawn is smart enough to want to stay in school and make something more of himself, but when his family is starving while his friends have fancy bling and new sneakers, DeShawn is forced to decide--is his integrity more important than feeding his family?
As he grows up in the inner-city projects, DeShawn is reluctantly forced into the gang world by circumstances beyond his control.
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Todd Strasser
Street Date: February 23, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-0586