Rikers High by Paul Volponi

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It started out as an innocent day for Martin, but it quickly turned into his worst nightmare-arrested for something he didn't even mean to do. And five months later, he is still locked up in jail on Rikers Island. Just when things couldn't get worse, Martin gets caught in a fight between two prisoners, and his face is slashed. He's scarred forever, but one good thing comes from the attack-Martin is transferred to a part of Rikers where inmates must attend high school. When he meets his caring and understanding teacher, will Martin open up and learn from his situation? Or will he be consumed by prison and getting revenge on his attackers?


 

About Paul Volponi

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Paul Volponi (www.paulvolponibooks.com) is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City. An ardent streetball player, Mr. Volponi drew upon his more than four decades of New York City court sense to write The Final Four.
 
Published December 22, 2009 by Speak. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Five months after his arrest, 17-year-old Martin Stokes is still waiting on Riker’s Island for his sentencing.

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Martin Stokes is a 17-year-old black high school student.

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