Chameleon by Charles Smith Jr.

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Shooting the breeze with his boys. Tightening his D on the court. Making sure nobody's wearing blue or red, which some Crip or Piru would see as disrespect. Then back to Auntie's, hoping she isn't passed out from whiskey at the end of the day. Now that Shawn is headed for high school, he wonders if he'd be better off at the school in Mama's neighborhood, free of Compton's hassles. But then he wouldn't be with his fellas, or Marisol, who's been making star appearances in his dreams. With an eye to the realities of inner-city life, Chameleon takes on a teenager’s shifting moods, set to the beat of an urban summer.

About Charles Smith Jr.

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Charles R. Smith Jr. is the author of HOOP QUEENS and its companion, HOOP KINGS, as well as TWELVE ROUNDS TO GLORY: THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD ALI, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and a Sugarman Award. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Published June 14, 2010 by Candlewick. 384 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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