Muchacho by Louanne Johnson
A Novel

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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.

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About Louanne Johnson

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LouAnne Johnson is aformer U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, and high school teacher. She is the author of several books, including "The Queen of Education" and the "New York Times" bestseller "Dangerous Minds," Johnson is an ESL teacher, author, student advocate, and educational consultant.
Published August 22, 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 210 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An experienced English teacher, prolific writer and speaker, Johnson gives life to a sensitive, contradictory character, Eddie Corazon, a Hispanic teenager—“muchacho”—overcoming the obstacles that thousand of adolescents face as high-school students in the United States.

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The story Muchacho is the tale of Eduardo "Eddie" Corazon, a Hispanic high school student living in New Mexico.

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After reading a great book he find outside of class, Eddie muses, “I realized there are two kinds of books in the world – the boring kind they make you read in school and the interesting kind that they won’t let you read in school because then they would have to talk about real stuff like sex and...

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