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Rikers High

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ISBN-10: 0142417785

ISBN-13: 9780142417782

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Volponi

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An award-winning author, Volponi is uniquely qualified to tell this story because he taught on Rikers Island for six years. He originally wrote "Rikers" for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as "Rikers High."
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.20" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Paul Volponi is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City. From 1992 to 1998, he taught incarcerated adolescents on Rikers Island to read and write, forming the basis of his first young adult novel, Black and White, winner of the 2006 IRA Young Adult Book Award, an ALA Best Book Young Adult, and Quick Pick Award winner. His other young adult novels include, Rooftop (also a BBYA and Quick Pick winner), and Rucker Park Setup. Mr. Volponi holds an MA in American Literature from the City College of New York and a BA in English from Baruch.nbsp;nbsp; You can visit him online at