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By LouAnne Johnson

Ember, Paperback, 9780375859038, 197pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

"An inspiring YA debut from the author of "Dangerous Minds."
"Eddie Corazon is angry. He's also very smart. But he's working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he's a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up when they aren t in jail.
Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesn t even see in himself. A heart, and a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddie's world, it's a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie's hands.
Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, "Muchacho "is a rare and inspiring story about one teen's determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
LouAnne Johnson, a former Marine, teaches high school in California. She is the author of the book "Dangerous Minds. "Her first book, "Making Waves", was about her experiences in the service.