Polo Cowboy

ISBN-10: 153620711X
ISBN-13: 9781536207118
Author: Neri, G.
Illustrated by: Watson, Jesse Joshua
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: October 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 288

Series: Ghetto Cowboy

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Equestrian

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses

How does a Black kid from North Philly wind up playing polo? The much-anticipated sequel to Ghetto Cowboy , now a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Stranger Things' s Caleb McLaughlin. When Cole moves in with his dad, Harp, he thinks life will be sweet-just him and his horse, Boo, hanging out with Philadelphia's urban cowboys. But when Harp says he has to get a job, Cole winds up as a stable hand for the polo team at George Washington Military Academy, where the players are rich, white, and stuck-up-all except Ruthie, the team's first and only girl, who's determined to show the others she can beat them at their own game. As Cole and Ruthie become friends-and maybe more-he starts imagining his future, maybe even at the academy. But between long workdays, arrogant polo players, and a cousin trying to pull Cole into his dangerous business, that future seems remote. Will Cole find the courage to stand and be seen in a world determined to keep him out? With striking illustrations by Jesse Joshua Watson, celebrated author G. Neri's novel weaves themes of tenacity and community into a rousing sports story inspired by Philadelphia's real-life urban cowboys and polo players.
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