Black and White
Marcus and Eddie are best friends. They're also stars on the basketball court, where they're known as Black and White. Race has never been an issue: Marcus is black, Eddie is white, but it doesn't matter. Until they start to pull stickups for extra pocket cash and the gun they're using goes off. Now Marcus is going to jail and Eddie is going to college, even though Eddie is the one who fired the gun.
Told in their two voices, Black and White is the gripping story of two good boys who make a bad mistake. It's also a heart-breaking look at the realities of the urban criminal justice system. Written with passion and uncanny authenticity, this is Paul Volponi's debut young adult novel.
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BLACK AND WHITEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Marcus is black and Eddie white in a multicultural Long Island neighborhood. Known to all as "Black and White," they have honed their athletic skills together and are in the midst of a basketball ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cdurling - LibraryThing
Each capter is called Black or White. Marcus and Eddie are friends on the basketball team. They are both on welfare and can't afford their senior dues, new sneakers, etc. They decide to pull some ... Read full review