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Rikers High by Paul Volponi
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Feb 13, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult
Read in February, 2011

The narrator in Rikers High take the reader through two weeks (one week?) in jail. It was interesting - sad, as I'm sure Volponi's picture was fairly accurate. (He taught at Rikers High for several years.) Unfortunately, it was yet another tale of injustice: teachers who don't care about their kids, corrections officers who mistreat the inmates, superiors who lie. Thankfully there are a few teachers in the story who care - I hope that's also the truth in real life.

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