Ghetto Cowboy (Hardcover)

By G. Neri, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763649227, 218pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2011



A street-smart tale about a displaced teen who learns to defend what's right-the Cowboy Way.

About the Author

G. Neri is the winner of a 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for his graphic novel YUMMY and the 2010 Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for CHESS RUMBLE, a middlegrade novel in verse with illustrations by Jesse Joshua Watson. G. Neri lives in Tampa, Florida.

Jesse Joshua Watson is the illustrator of Chess Rumble by G. Neri and I and I by Tony Medina. He is also the author-illustrator of Hope for Haiti. Jesse Joshua Watson lives in Washington State.

Praise For Ghetto Cowboy

A fascinating glimpse of a culture most readers will not have heard of.
—Kirkus Reviews

Neri's story is original in theme and inspirational in tone and content.