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Riley and Dashawn have been friends since they were three. They got into skateboarding together and have advanced to the point where it's time to create a Sponsor Me tape. They bring a third skater along, Natasha, and try to get some good clips around a new office development. Then the police storm into the lot. The three skaters quickly scatter, trying their best not to g ...more
Paperback, 105 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Orca Book Publishers
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Riley and DaShawn have been friends for a very long time and part of this includes their shared love of skateboarding. They are trying to create videos to find sponsors and decide to try out a new location. However, things go terribly wrong (as is often the case) and now their friendship and more is at stake.
Good hi-lo read with themes relating to race and prejudice.
Rachel Seigel
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am typically not a fan of this format when it comes to tackling serious issues, but I was pleasantly surprised at how compelling this story was. When a group of friends decides to shoot skateboarding videos at the site of a brand-new building, the police arrive and the trio is forced to split up. Two of them make it to the checkpoint, but one does not. The next day, Riley learns that his best friend Dasahwn was caught by the police and beaten simply for being black. Even more shocking to Riley ...more
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Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow this is something that you could maybe say unbelievable to. But not in this day and age. I feel so bad for Dashawn, that should have never happened.
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Jeff Ross is an award-winning author of thirteen novels for young adults.

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