DeShawn Days

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In first-person verses a creative, caring African American 10-year-old named DeShawn tells readers about living in the ‘hood with his extended family. Through these poems readers get to know a young boy who mourns for his beloved grandmother, enjoys rap music, and makes snowballs while also dealing with life in the projects. Christie’s expressionistic acrylic paintings are an effective accompaniment.
Chris Liska Carger and Mayra Carillo-Daniel
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