Concrete Rose

ISBN-10: 006284671X
ISBN-13: 9780062846716
Author: Thomas, Angie
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: January 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 368


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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL500L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

Description
If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.