Fast Talk on a Slow Track by Rita Williams-Garcia

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Black honors student Denzel Watson spends his last summer before college selling candy door-to-door in New York, competing on many levels with the charismatic Mello, and discovering how to motivate and apply himself.
 

About Rita Williams-Garcia

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Rita Williams-Garcia graduated from Hofstra University. She has written several books including Blue Tights, Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Fast Talk on a Slow Track, One Crazy Summer, and No Laughter Here. Like Sisters on the Homefront was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She won the PEN/Norma Klein Award. She currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program.
 
Published December 1, 1998 by Puffin. 192 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books. Fiction

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Denzel Watson has sailed through school, receiving straight As, lavish praise and the honor of being high school valedictorian.

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Valedictorian of his high school, ambitious Denzel flounders in a summer session for minority students at Princeton in this ""powerfully written, introspective novel,"" said PW.

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