Results for: patrick jones

Below is a list of 9 the books by this author.

Book cover of AT THE CENTER
AT THE CENTER
By: patrick jones | Published: October 2016

Cody's basketball team, The Rebels, has an almost perfect record, thanks to the skills of his best friend Jayson "Dominator" Davis....

Cody's basketball team, The Rebels, has an almost perfect record, thanks to the skills of his best friend Jayson "Dominator" Davis. Jayson is new to the team and to the nearly all-white high school. Tension between the coach and Jayson has simmered since he transferred from the inner city. When Coach kicks Jayson off the team, more than the school's record is at stake. A school-wide dispute falls along racial lines, and Cody finds himself at the center. Can Cody step up his game where it really counts?

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab, Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9781512412062
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of DUTY OR DESIRE
DUTY OR DESIRE
By: patrick jones | Published: April 2016

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. Alejandro has served six months for trumped-up...

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. Alejandro has served six months for trumped-up charges after a brutal encounter with police. Now that he's out, he's determined to break ties with his gang and forge a new path. But it won't be simple. When Alejandro sees a video of a local girl suffering a similar police assault, he knows he has to meet her. The connection between Alejandro and Chrissie is electric. They just want to move forward-together. But Alejandro's family doesn't approve of Chrissie. Chrissie's family pushes her to go after the police; however, she'd rather just back off the issue. As police violence continues, Chrissie and Alejandro are compelled to help bring justice. But are they willing to hatch a plan that puts them back in harm's way? This modern twist on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra explores questions of retreating, fighting back, and defending what you love.

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab

  • ISBN
    9781512400892
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of FIGHT OR FLEE
FIGHT OR FLEE
By: patrick jones | Published: January 2016

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. When Hinton Helsinger leaves the Youth...

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. When Hinton Helsinger leaves the Youth Correctional Center, he's set on reforming his impulsive ways. But things at home have changed: his dad has been killed, his mom's remarried his uncle, and his uncle is the new kingpin of the family gang that controls the town's drug trade. Threatened by Hinton's return, Hinton's uncle hatches a sinister plot using Hinton's girlfriend, Olivia, as a pawn. As Hinton struggles between the impulse to avenge his dad's death and the desire to seek a way out of that corrupt life, he embarks on a downward spiral of revenge and madness from which he and those he loves are unlikely to escape. This modern twist on Shakespeare's Hamlet explores the themes of reform, revenge, and self-destruction.

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab

  • ISBN
    9781512400939
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of FRIEND OR FOE
FRIEND OR FOE
By: patrick jones | Published: January 2016

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. Ian's band is finally taking off. But the band's...

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. Ian's band is finally taking off. But the band's front man and Ian's best friend, Orlando, can't catch a break as a black kid in their white town. Tension with a security guard lands both Ian and Orlando in jail, and when Orlando is held indefinitely, someone will need to take over the band until he gets out. When Orlando chooses Chase, the band's bassist, to step in, Ian is slighted. As Ian's resentment builds, he plots his revenge. One by one, he turns his bandmates against one another, with tragic results. As Ian holds his friends close and his enemies closer, no one can tell which is which-until it's too late. This modern twist on Shakespeare's Othello takes a gritty look at betrayal, revenge, and obsession.

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab

  • ISBN
    9781512400953
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of HEART OR MIND
HEART OR MIND
By: patrick jones | Published: April 2016

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. Tension between African Americans and Somalis at...

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you've been in, it can be tough to stay out. Tension between African Americans and Somalis at Rodney's high school erupts into a food fight that turns into a riot. In the midst of the violence, Rodney helps a Somali classmate to safety. Soon Rodney and Jawahir fall for each other. Against the pleas of their families and friends, they can't help but follow their hearts. As groups on both sides of the fight harbor lingering resentment, Rodney and Jawahir are caught in the middle. Rodney is determined to avoid trouble, having served a previous stint at the County Home School. But in a world where hate seems to rule, can Rodney and Jawahir keep their flame of love alive? Or will their relationship ignite a fire that destroys all in its path? This modern twist on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet explores the themes of love vs. loyalty and societal clashes.

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab

  • ISBN
    9781512400915
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of NAILED
NAILED
By: patrick jones | Published: July 2007

An outcast in a school full of jocks, sixteen-year-old Bret struggles to keep his individuality through his interest in drama and music, while trying...

An outcast in a school full of jocks, sixteen-year-old Bret struggles to keep his individuality through his interest in drama and music, while trying to reconnect with his father.

  • ISBN
    9780802796486
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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Book cover of ON GUARD
ON GUARD
By: patrick jones | Published: October 2016

Point guard Mercedes Morgan is on track to set the all-state record for three-pointers. She's even caught the attention of a big-time college...

Point guard Mercedes Morgan is on track to set the all-state record for three-pointers. She's even caught the attention of a big-time college recruiter. But her sister has fallen in with a gang from the old neighborhood, and a drive-by shooting lands her in a coma. Now their little brother might be headed down the same dangerous path. Can the star player help her family leave the past behind them while also saving her season, or will they always be on guard?

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab, Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9781512412079
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of PASS IT FORWARD
PASS IT FORWARD
By: patrick jones | Published: October 2016

Lucas has big dreams of getting a basketball scholarship and helping his mom out of poverty. When a growth spurt helps Lucas become a force on the...

Lucas has big dreams of getting a basketball scholarship and helping his mom out of poverty. When a growth spurt helps Lucas become a force on the court, his dreams finally seem within reach. But Lucas's brother tries to steer him toward a very different path: making easy money on the street. Can Lucas keep his focus and stay true to his dream?

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab, Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9781512412093
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of TO THE POINT
TO THE POINT
By: patrick jones | Published: October 2016

Randy prides himself on being all a team captain should be. He expects a lot from himself and from his teammates. But his high standards are...

Randy prides himself on being all a team captain should be. He expects a lot from himself and from his teammates. But his high standards are challenged when he discovers some players are cheating in school. Although he takes his role as team captain seriously, Randy's worried that exposing the wrongdoing of teammates will put their tournament in jeopardy. Is he ready to take that risk?

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab, Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9781512412086
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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