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[Epub] ➟ If I Grow Up By Todd Strasser – Tyrakel.de WHEN YOU GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS THERE WERE NO CHOICES NO GOOD ONES AT LEAST In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence Many teenagers drop ouWHEN YOU GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS THERE WERE NO CHOICES NO GOOD ONES AT LEAST In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence Many teenagers drop out of school and join gangs and every kid knows someone who die.

D Gunshots ring out on a regular basis DeShawn is smart enough to know he should stay in school and keep away from the gangs But while his friends have drug money to buy fancy sneakers and big screen TVs DeShawn's family can barely afford food for the month How.

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ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - Todd Strasser is an American author of than 130 novels for adults young adults and middle gradersHis most recent novel is Summer of '69 Booklist review Drugs sex and rock 'n' roll those hallmarks of the summer of 1969 are all here but there's so much In this loosely autobiographical novel Strasser introduces 18 year old Lucas who is bright and sensitive but also a screw up

grow free If I epub If I Grow Up eBookD Gunshots ring out on a regular basis DeShawn is smart enough to know he should stay in school and keep away from the gangs But while his friends have drug money to buy fancy sneakers and big screen TVs DeShawn's family can barely afford food for the month How.

10 thoughts on “If I Grow Up

  1. Lisa Wolf Lisa Wolf says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookWhen my reluctant reader son came to me and told me I had to read this book well clearly I needed to see what it was that had made such an impression on himIf If Grow Up is a tough clear eyed look at inner city life as seen from the perspective of DeShawn We meet DeShawn at age 12 still a child but growing up fast He lives in the projects with his grandmother and older sister and knows to drop to the floor when there's the soun


  2. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookDeShawn a teenager living in the Projects wants to not just get by but get out He wants what a lot of kids in his situation have given up on and that's a good education but his family is nearly out of money and the only way to get good money if you're a Projects kid is to sell drugs and join dangerous gangs two things he knows are wrong This book gives readers insight into a dilemma that many kids sadly have to face in reality having to give up school and safety in order to take care of their families It's really well written and it talks about an issue often overlooked


  3. Meaghan Meaghan says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookI loved almost all of this book Strasser paints a very realistic picture of a good boy a smart kid with potential sliding down into perdition largely because of forces beyond his control DeShawn tries different ways to get out of what seems like destiny for every black man in the project


  4. K-C K-C says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookCase MarinoD period English122117Ms VandenburghIf I grow upImagine a book that follows the cities and slums no one talks about Not the ones where you can live the American dream but the projects where dreams go to die If I grow up is a novel about a boy in the projects named DeShawn DeShawn grows up in a poor urban city with his sister and grandmother The style of the writing very smooth and choppy at the same time The book skips long periods of time because it only tells a snippet of the story at a time About every forty five pages the setting is moved to another year in DeShawn’s life He starts out as a smart 12 year old child with an offer to go to a better school out of the hood With subtle but n


  5. Skip Skip says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookIf I Grow Up is one of the books written by Todd Strasser a well known teen book writer who has published several novels for teenagers Todd was motivated by going to an inner city school and reading about what gangs do and how life was like living in the Doughless apartments in the projects This book is about a boy named Deshawn who grew up in the inn


  6. Evan Bautch Evan Bautch says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookthis book was great its abiut a young boy that lives in new york in and is very poor he livs with his grandma and his aunt in a little appartment in the gehto he meets this girl in his school he likes her alot but the only problem is that she lives on the other side of town were the rivle gang is and her brothers apart of it one day when there at her house her brother comes in and he aims a gun at him and uestions him and thretens to kill hi if he ever sees him on that s


  7. Roseline Roseline says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookIF I GROW UP is by Todd Strasser who has many awards wining novels including BOOT CAMP CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE and GIVE A BOY A GUN He decided to write IF I GROW UP after visiting several inner city schools and reading about the growing problem of gangsThis book about a kid named Deshwan who lives in the Frederick Douglas Project where people shoot each other almost every day and almost everyone is in a gang But deshwan is smart enough to know that gang members always end up either in jail or dead His family is very poor and gangbangers seem to have everything they need His family depends on an old grandma who can barely work to help Deshwan’s family survive Is he going to join the gang or will he go to school and have a better educationIF I GROW UP is a good story for everyone to read It has some very good lessons people can learn from Thi


  8. Karen & Gerard Karen & Gerard says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookThrough the fictional characters of DeShawn his best friend Terrell and the gang leaders in If I Grow Up Todd Strasser gives the reader a vivid picture of the pressures people face living in poverty with gang members ruling the neighborhood in the inner city  I really liked this book because it followed DeShawn and Terrell as they grew up in the projects and


  9. Natalie Natalie says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookThis is a MUST read This is a book about a young African American boy living in the projects Faced with his mothers death drive bys a selfish sister and battling gangs DeShawn struggles with things kids shouldn't have to even think about He is thrown in to the gang world for reasons that are out of his control Falling in love for the first time is a beautiful roller coaster But when the one you love is the sister of a rival gang member things can get pretty dangerous DeShawn wants for himself He knows there's to life than drugs violence and hate The problem is for him becoming a member of the Fredrick Douglass family is the easiest way to provide for his family I talked outloud to DeShawn on several occasions Your anticip


  10. Sarah Donovan Sarah Donovan says:

    ePUB tyrakel.de ☆ If I Grow Up Epub × If I Kindle - grow free, If I epub, If I Grow Up eBookFor upper middle and high schoolers It's about gang life in the projects family hopelessness poverty and growing up but it is really about surviving Strasser did his research to imagine DeShawn's life from from 12 to 28 but I was always aware of the author's voice rather than getting lost in the narrator's telling There was a didacticism to the story that felt like the author's project than the narrator reflecting on lessons learned That said I do see this book as a powerful book group text for students mature enough or experienced enought to make sense of the graphic details and be a little critical of the book's representation of gang life and the projects I'd also encourage readers to do further inuiry i


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