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Gangsta rap

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'A fairytale of hip-hop success ... teens will enjoy the thrilling music fantasy, while many will identify with the smart, talented boys who grow up quickly and rescue themselves' BooklistAn electrifying novel from hugely popular performance poet and novelist Benjamin Zephaniah, exploring the rap music scene, inequality and three boys caught up in itJust what do you do with talent from the wrong side of town?

Benjamin Zephaniah draws on his own experiences with school and the music business to create a novel that speaks with passion and immediacy about the rap scene. Ray has trouble at home, and he has trouble at school - until he's permanently excluded and ends up sleeping on the floor of a record shop.

What happens to a boy like Ray? If he's lucky, maybe he gets a chance to shine. The story of three boys who aren't easy. They don't fit in. They seem to attract trouble. But they know what they want, and they've got the talent to back it up ... Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's novels for young adult readers: Refugee BoyFaceGangsta RapTeacher's Dead

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Bloomsbury Childrens Books
1408895005 / 9781408895009
United Kingdom
326 pages
20 cm
Children / Juvenile Learn More
Quiz No: 207444, Points 11.00, Book Level 5.80,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2004.