"Set in New Mexico, one of the states with the highest drop-out rates among Hispanics, this novel unveils the social pressures and struggles of teens living in inner cities. (Fiction. YA)"
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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