Drive-By by Lynne Ewing
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"Jimmy always told me there were only two kinds of gangbangers: Those who were dead and those who were going to die. Joining a gang doesn't make sense to Jimmy..."

Jimmy is dead now—gunned down in front of his little sister, Mina, and his brother, Tito. And Tito is left wondering: Was Jimmy in a gang after all? Ice Breaker Joe and Lamar think so. They say Jimmy was skimming their drug money. And if the missing cash isn't returned, Tito may have to pay—with his life.

Some people go to the crossroads, but Tito's crossroads laid themselves down in front of him. His brother Jimmy sprawls on the sidewalk at his feet. Shot in a drive by. Now a gang claims that Jimmy was their Ace Man. They say Tito must take his place and resolve some unfinished business. They give him a gun. "You need protection. It's not safe on the street." What path will be choose at the crossroads? He knows one leads to safety and one to death . . . but which is which?


About Lynne Ewing

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Lynne Ewing worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services before turning to writing full time. Ms. Ewing lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Published September 13, 2011 by HarperCollins. 100 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This is only the beginning of Tito's family's troubles, for while they cope with their grief, the gang attacks their house repeatedly, forcing the family to move.

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When his older brother is killed in a drive-by shooting, a boy realizes his role model was a gang member.

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Given Jimmy's credo and zest for life, Tito is incredulous when the police tell him that Jimmy belonged to a gang, ""jacking people for their money and rolling with some dope-dealing killers."" But Tito can't dodge the truth for long, and must make some very tough decisions when members of Jimmy'...

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