Joseph (Paperback)

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A teen boy has to fight for the life he wants against overwhelming odds in this heartfelt young adult novel.

Fourteen-year-old Joseph Flood is the victim of his mother Betty’s addictions to crack and alcohol. An African American boy living in a North Carolina ghetto neighborhood, Joseph has little chance for survival if his soldier father doesn’t come home soon from Iraq to sort out the mess Betty has gotten them in.

Living in a shelter and being bussed to yet another new school, Joseph’s life looks like it’s hitting rock bottom. He’s afraid to leave his mother, but he knows he needs to find his own path before it’s too late.

About the Author

Poet, author, playwright, and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of ten children on Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina. She is the coauthor of Dick Gregory’s memoir, Callus on My Soul, as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: The Legend of Buddy Bush; The Return of Buddy BushI, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott; and The Baptism. Shelia lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416994428
ISBN-10: 1416994424
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2010
Pages: 208
Language: English

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