Babylon Boyz

Babylon Boyz For fourteen year old Dante and his posse life in Babylon isn t about making choices but about dodging blows Dante needs a heart operation Pook can t afford college let alone medical school and Wy

  • Title: Babylon Boyz
  • Author: Jess Mowry
  • ISBN: 9780689825927
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • For fourteen year old Dante and his posse, life in Babylon isn t about making choices but about dodging blows Dante needs a heart operation, Pook can t afford college, let alone medical school, and Wyatt s going to need than his sense of humor to squeeze through life So when the boys find a suitcase full of cocaine, they face an excruciating decision Selling the coFor fourteen year old Dante and his posse, life in Babylon isn t about making choices but about dodging blows Dante needs a heart operation, Pook can t afford college, let alone medical school, and Wyatt s going to need than his sense of humor to squeeze through life So when the boys find a suitcase full of cocaine, they face an excruciating decision Selling the coke means escape But it also means adding to the crack epidemic that has already destroyed their community.Set on the rough streets of a modern day Babylon, this is the story of three best friends who are about to learn that choices don t necessarily guarantee freedom.

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    1. Plot SummaryThree unlikely African American boys are best buds, having grown up in the same neighborhood of Oakland -that they call Babylon - since they were young. Pook is 14 and openly gay, Dante is 13 and has a frail heart condition, and Wyatt is14 and obese.At the wrong place and time, Pook and Dante discover a gun a case of drugs, when a dealer they know and dislike is forced to throw them from his car during a police chase. After cluing Wyatt in, the three boys have to decide what to do wi [...]

    2. Babylon Boyz is an intriguing story of a group of boys living in the Babylon Ghetto. Dante, the main character, develops greatly through the story. He changes from a keep it safe boy to a brave and protective leader. This books lets us see what it was and is like on the other side of the tracks, and for some it's what they are going through. Mr. Mowry uses all the right slang and words to make us feel like we're there with the trio. Dante, Pook, and Wyatt, who are just trying to stay out of the [...]

    3. I really liked the characters in this book. While I have no firsthand experience of the trials they faced (poor black boys doing the best they can in a world that is constantly beating them down) I was able to “become” and empathize with them. The boys were very complex and realistic. The plot was original with a true sense of conflict and suspense. The end of the book left you hopeful and with a positive message but still uncertain as to the fate of the characters. Mowry is from Oakland so [...]

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