Concrete Rose

by Angie Thomas |
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Model # 9780062846716 |
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If there’s one thing Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, seventeen-year-old Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. Maverick finally has some money to help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, things are mostly cool. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly Mav has a baby son, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, try to finish school, and raise a child. And it’s near impossible for Mav not to see how his life is unfolding a little too much like his dad’s. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, just maybe Mav can prove he’s different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Love, loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart. He’ll need to decide for himself what it really means to be a man. International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing, poignant, fast-paced, and often funny exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

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