“Urban literature for young adults puts human faces to the lives behind the statistics, reminding teen readers — both those who live in the inner city and those who don’t — that people are people above and beyond their zip codes and the constraints by which society attempts to define them.” – Randy Ribay in hbook.com
HIP Urban Issues Theme Pack
NEW HIP Urban Issues Pack includes six HIP novels for struggling readers in grades 6 through high school – all set in the gritty city.
A TEACHER’S GUIDE for each novel is also available.
NEW HIP Urban Issues Pack includes six HIP novels for struggling readers in grades 4 through high school – all set in the gritty city.
“Putting human faces to the lives behind the statistics”
Dwayne has big dreams that are shattered by a racially charged altercation in the city. Connor is just picking up a soda at the convenience store when he’s accused of theft. Kasim and his buddies are hanging out in the mall when they’re threatened by a bunch of racist outsiders. Nick and Marco risk their lives to find out who’s starting fires in their neighborhood.
Get all 6 novels at a discounted price. Two stories based on tragic, true events; two stories based on protecting the hood; two stories based on troubled youth trying to change their ways.
With every order, get a complimentary QUIZ PACK for accountability or comprehension support. Use these one-page quizzes as a quick check on whether students have read and understood the novels. For instructional purposes, have students explain their multiple choice selections – good training for other testing.