The Young Landlords

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Puffin Books, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 197 pages
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If you were looking for a real ghetto dump, you couldn’t beat The Stratford Arms. There was Askia Ben Kenobi throwing karate chops upstairs, Petey Darden making booze downstairs, and Mrs. Brown grieving for Jack Johnson, who’d died for the third time in a month—and not a rent payer in the bunch. Still, when Paul Williams and the Action Group got the Arms for one dollar, they thought they had it made. But when their friend Chris was arrested for stealing stereos and Dean’s dog started biting fire hydrants and Gloria started kissing, being a landlord turned out to be a lot more work than being a kid.

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"How come you ain't nothing but some children? I ain't never heard of no children landlords before." The tenant's skepticism is understandable—the whole thing is a little hard to credit, but here are ... Read full review

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great book addicted ti reading


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Walter Dean Myers lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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