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Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri

Ghetto Cowboy

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Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
Aug 06, 2013 | 224 Pages
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  • Paperback $6.99

    Aug 06, 2013 | 224 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

  • Hardcover $15.99

    Aug 09, 2011 | 224 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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A fascinating glimpse of a culture most readers will not have heard of.
—Kirkus Reviews

Neri’s story is original in theme and inspirational in tone and content.

Coltrane’s narration is written in easy-reading colloquial language, making the book a likely sell to reluctant readers and possibility for older readalouds.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

This well-written book is based on a true story of urban cowboys in Philadelphia and New York. Cole’s spot-on emotional insight is conveyed through believable dialogue and the well-paced plot offers information about a little-known aspect of African-American history as well as a portrait of contemporary urban stable life. Watson’s illustrations punctuate the intriguing aspects of the story and make the novel more appealing.
—School Library Journal

There’s an honesty to the book and to the changes Cole experiences. And while the story itself may contain a happy ending for both boy and horse, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy ending for either of them…Definitely recommended for everyone.
—A Fuse 8 Production (SLJ blog)

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