Lydell Nelson was a senior now, but hardly anyone in the class knew him. During lunch, he was always writing in a journal. Nobody ever bothered to ask him what he was writing, and he never volunteered any information. Lydell seemed to be a lonely person. But when people tried to be friends, he just turned them away.
Harriet Tubman HS Series-- What was Marko thinking training for the track meet alone in the early hours of the morning? The suspicions and accusations began to fly around Tubman High when he was attacked with a baseball bat and left for dead. Kevin Walker made no secret about his hate. And Trevor Jenkins was spotted at the scene...
Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline.
About the Author
Award-Winning Author, Anne Schraff, published her first book when she was just a teenager. Discovering her love for writing at such a young age, Anne used her personal experiences, living amidst segregation in the 1950s, as inspiration. She received her BA and MA from Cal State University at Northridge. She was a high school teacher in San Diego before deciding to write full time. Living through times of racial strife left an indelible impression on her, which continues to inspire her to this day.
By: Diana Kakhnikevych