Simon & Schuster "Random Family" Book highlights the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies and is written by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.
Simon & Schuster "Random Family" Book explores true sagas behind the headlines of glamour, drug dealers and street-corner society. Book focuses on 2 romances with betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison and the damage of poverty.
Age group and grade: Ages 15+ years
Title: "Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx"
Author: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Number of pages: 432
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication date: 2/10/2004
Size: 8.3"H x 5.5"W x 1.1"D
Endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty
Charting the tumultuous cycle of the generations as girls become mothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation
Story of young people trying to outrun their destinies, Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death
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