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Two months after her boyfriend, Josh, dies in a hazing accident, high school senior November discovers she’s pregnant. Having to tell her mother is hard enough, but Josh’s parents’ reaction is even more devastating: they hire a lawyer to try to take her baby away from her. Josh’s cousin, Jericho, wants to help November however he can, but he’s still dealing with his own sense of responsibility for Josh’s death. The sequel to the Coretta Scott King Honor BookThe Battle of Jericho pulls no punches as it explores—with Sharon M. Draper’s trademark keen insight into how teenagers think, feel, and speak—the difficult decisions and harsh realities of teen pregnancy.
A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school.
Number of Pages: 383
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Sports + Recreation / Football, Social Issues / Death + Dying, Social Issues / Adolescence, Social Issues / Pregnancy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Street Date: May 19, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6022
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