Muchacho: A Novel (Hardcover)

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"An inspiring YA debut from the author of "Dangerous Minds."
"Eddie Corazon is angry. He's also very smart. But he's working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he's a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up--when they aren't in jail.
Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesn't even see in himself. A heart, and a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddie's world, it's a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie's hands.
Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, "Muchacho "is a rare and inspiring story about one teen's determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.

About the Author

LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, high school teacher, and the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Dangerous Minds." She drew on her experience working with teens to craft this novel. Like Eddie, she lives in New Mexico.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375861178
ISBN-10: 0375861173
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 8th, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English