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Paul Volponi

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Matthew Winner (he really is) is a great librarian who likes to share conversations. I was recently his guest on his 161st episode of his podcast Let's Get Busy (about books and other things). Here's the link to my episode if you'd like to hear it, as well as all of the other great conversations Matthew has had with authors and illustrators.

http://lgbpodcast.blogspot.com/…/06/p...

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Average rating: 3.89 · 7,034 ratings · 1,621 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Black and White

3.98 avg rating — 1,993 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Final Four

3.96 avg rating — 1,235 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Hurricane Song

3.81 avg rating — 821 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Rooftop

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Rikers High

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Rucker Park Setup

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Response

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Crossing Lines

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The Hand You're Dealt

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Top Prospect

4.02 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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October 2009, Paul Volponi
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? PV: Bringing the most to each day. SS: What is your motto or maxim? PV: You're the sum total of your parts What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? P..." ...More

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Hurricane Song: A Novel of New Orleans (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: I have this coming out on June 12 with Viking. I believe it will give YA readers a chance at a type of historical fiction they have actually lived through.
Virtual Author Visits with Paul Volponi (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 11, 2009 02:26PM
Description: Paul Volponi communicating with your students.
Homestretch (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 11, 2009 05:20AM
Description: Gaston Giambanco Jr. never figured himself for a runaway. But then again, Gas never figured his mother would get killed by an illegal Mexican in a head-on collision. Or that his poor-excuse-of-a-father would actually go too far and beat him. So he hitches a ride out of state without a plan only to find himself working at a racetrack stable alongside a family of Mexicans—exactly the kind of people his dad always taught him to hate, the kind of people who caused his mother’s death. What will Gas learn about himself, and the true meaning of family? And what will Gas do when his small stature causes an unscrupulous horse trainer to promise him glory and riches as a jockey, even if he can’t ride well?
Response (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 03, 2009 10:26AM
Description: here is the intro and opening chapter of my new novel with Viking called Response, inspired by a real-life NYC hate crime. The title comes from the brand name of the bat used to beat the victim. more about this and my other young adult novels can seen at paulvolponibooks.com

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