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Jamwriter Spotlight - Concrete Rose, by Angie Thomas

In this moving prequel to The Hate U Give, the smash bestseller that launched Thomas into the literary stratosphere, Thomas returns us to Garden Heights while turning back the clock seventeen years, transporting us to the fraught young adulthood of Maverick Carter. At seventeen years old, Maverick has inherited his imprisoned father's gang affiliation, and he sells hard drugs to make money while attending high school. When Maverick becomes a father, he decides to go straight, but the astronomical cost of leaving the gang soon threatens to tear him apart. Through Maverick's powerful coming of age story, Thomas probes bittersweet truths about boyhood, manhood, and the winding road in between.[artid|10054.g.35180578[src|[ch|[lt|sale



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