Concrete Cowboy (Movie Tie-In Edition)

G. Neri (Author) Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

Twelve-year-old Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs.

When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philadelphia to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing Cole expects to see is a horse, let alone a stable full of them. He may not know much about cowboys, but what he knows for sure is that cowboys aren’t black, and they don’t live in the inner city. But in his dad’s ’hood, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on. At first, all Cole can think about is how to ditch these ghetto cowboys and get home. But when the City threatens to shut down the stables—and take away the horse Cole has come to think of as his own—he knows that it’s time to step up and fight back. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter-day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down.

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SKU 140562
ISBN 9781536217353
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 670L
Guided Reading Level Y
Page Count 240
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Additional Contributor Jesse Joshua Watson
Primary Contributor G. Neri
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Candlewick Entertainment