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Popular,  Hip,  and  Tempting  Urban Literature   ‘ Phat’ Fiction
‘ Money hungry’ by Sharon Flake <ul><li>All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her m...
Durango Street <ul><ul><ul><li>When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has only one place to go --...
Upstate       by Kalisha Buckhanon <ul><li>&quot; Baby, the first thing I need to know from you is do you believe I killed...
‘ Project Girl’   by Janet McDonald <ul><li>The compelling story of a black woman's coming-of-age, &quot;Project Girl is t...
 ...
 <ul><li>...
B a n g ! <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In this contemporary, hard-hitting survival tale set in a neighborhood where people get ...
     <ul><li>...
   <ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Popular, Hip, and Tempting Urban Literature ‘ Phat’ Fiction
  2. 2. ‘ Money hungry’ by Sharon Flake <ul><li>All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Durango Street <ul><ul><ul><li>When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has only one place to go -- back to Durango Street. Almost right away, he gets on the wrong side of the Gassers, has to join the rival Moors -- and starts running for his life. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Upstate     by Kalisha Buckhanon <ul><li>&quot; Baby, the first thing I need to know from you is do you believe I killed my father?&quot; Antonio and Natasha, two Harlem teenagers, are deeply in love with each other, but their relationship is put to the test when Antonio goes to jail just before their senior year for killing his father, a crime he may or may not have committed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ‘ Project Girl’ by Janet McDonald <ul><li>The compelling story of a black woman's coming-of-age, &quot;Project Girl is the powerful story of a black woman with a genius IQ whose coming-of-age in a Brooklyn public housing project locks her into a struggle with the growing poverty, drug abuse, and violence of a neighborhood in decline. </li></ul>
  6. 6.   <ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7.  <ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. B a n g ! <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In this contemporary, hard-hitting survival tale set in a neighborhood where people get shot &quot;for no real reason,&quot; we follow an African-American boy's harrowing initiation into manhood. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9.    <ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10.  <ul><li> </li></ul>
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