Soulfire by Lorri Hewett

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Todd, an African-American teenager growing up in an urban housing project, finds himself faced with painful choices between his best friend, Zeke, who is out to stop another boy from joining a gang, threats of gang retaliation, a difficult family situation, and his growing feelings for Zeke's girlfriend.

About Lorri Hewett

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Lorri Hewett wrote Soulfire while she was an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Published May 1, 1996 by Dutton Juvenile. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Todd, 16, uneasily watches his hot-tempered cousin Ezekiel blow up when younger cousin Tommy starts hanging out with Todd's lawless older brother, Marcus.

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Then you go home."" But when a fight between Todd's brother Marcus and cousin Ezekiel ends in a blood bath, Todd is profoundly shaken.

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