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Concrete Rose

Audiobook

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison.

Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.


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Publisher: Balzer + Bray Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780063043817
  • File size: 238862 KB
  • Release date: January 12, 2021
  • Duration: 08:17:37

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780063043817
  • File size: 238890 KB
  • Release date: January 12, 2021
  • Duration: 08:21:37
  • Number of parts: 8

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:3.4
Lexile® Measure:500
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:0-2

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison.

Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Balzer + Bray
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780063043817
    File size: 238862 KB
    Release date: January 12, 2021
    Duration: 08:17:37

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780063043817
    File size: 238890 KB
    Release date: January 12, 2021
    Duration: 08:21:37
    Number of parts: 8

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 3.4
    Lexile® Measure: 500
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 0-2
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