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The Pain Game

He learned these streets early

rolled dice in drive-bys

delved into hustle with both hands.

Hope strung like an addict on 5th Street

no home no where… 83 more words

Say Her Name

When I heard about Philando Castile being shot in his car in front of his girlfriend and daughter, I immediately thought of India Kager. Last Labour Day weekend, India was in Virginia Beach visiting Angelo Perry, the father of her then four month old son. 693 more words


How Can I Make My Students Republicans?

“I know a lot of guys here hold anger against their fathers. I don’t blame my dad for not being around,” the articulate and thoughtful young man asserted, “he wasn’t given the opportunities that other people have had.” … 984 more words


Institutional and Community Responses to the Crisis of Indigenous Youth Detention

In 2011 the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs described the rising rates of Indigenous children in juvenile detention as a ‘national crisis,’ with ‘potentially disastrous repercussions for the future.’ The Committee declared an ‘urgent need for governments and Aboriginal organisations to devise strategies… to reduce the rate at which Aboriginal juveniles are involved… in the criminal justice systems.’ A debate currently exists between State and Territory Governments, who have adopted increasingly punitive and harsh sentencing frameworks for young people in hope of deterrence, and Indigenous communities and the NGO/community sector, who endorse community-based solutions to address the crisis.  2,097 more words

Boot Camp by Todd Strasser

Boot Camp by Todd Strasser. ISBN: 978-1416959427 Published by Simon Pulse 2008.  238 pages. Realistic YA Fiction. $7.99

Awards: American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers. 434 more words


Chapter - The Last Freedom Day




       I have had so many hours to sit and think; my life playing over and over in my head like a loop that doesn’t know how to stop. 3,331 more words

Inside The Forbidden Outside

After by Amy Efaw

After by Amy Efaw. ISBN: 0670011835 Published by Viking Juvenile 2009. YA Fiction. 350 pages. $8.99


Borders Original Voices Award for Kids & Teens (2009),Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award Nominee (2011),Florida Teens Read Nominee (2010), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2012), Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2012) 640 more words