Rikers High by Paul Volponi

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Published by Penguin USA, Inc. in New York .

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ISBN 109781101180310, 9781101185124

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Volponi (Homestretch) recasts his adult novel, Rikers (Black Heron, ), for a teen audience that will likely be riveted.

Seventeen-year-old Martin Stokes has been imprisoned for five months. By turns bleak and funny, Rikers High follows Martin’s struggles with his overworked legal-aid attorney, the bullying of his fellow inmates, a complicated Rikers High book life and his own burgeoning anger at the unfairness of his incarceration.

The novel spans just two and a half weeks, but those few days feel as long as a lifetime. Rikers High 1. Pitch Perfect Riff-Off with Anna Kendrick & The Filharmonics - Duration: The Late Late Show with James Corden Recommended for you.

Rikers High by Paul Volponi, published inwas recast as a young adult novel after Volponi originally wrote a version intended for an adult audience. Rikers high by Paul Volponi is about a jail that’s on an island for juvenile delinquents.

Martin Stokes is the main character in the book. He gets busted for telling an undercover cop where weed is sold in his neighborhood. Now he is on Rikers serving time and is in a cell block called Mod #3. He is mixed with several inmates of ages. Get this from a library. Rikers High.

[Paul Volponi] -- Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Rikers Island, as he waits for his case to go to court.

Five months after his arrest, year-old Martin Stokes is still waiting on Riker’s Island for his sentencing. He’s picked up a few things during that time, including some GED coursework, many observations about the inequality of the justice system and a scar on his cheek from a slashing razor blade.

Volponi’s punchy, journalistic prose runs the gamut of emotions, propelling readers Author: Paul Volponi. Rikers High - Ebook written by Paul Volponi. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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Date acquired: Ma More creator details: Paul Volponi. General note: "Published in slightly different form as Rikers in by Black Heron Press"--T.p.

verso. Contributor: Volponi, Paul. Rikers. Paul Volponi is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City.

From tohe taught incarcerated teens on Rikers Island to read and write. That experience formed the basis of his ALA award-winning novels Black and White and Rikers High. He originally wrote Rikers for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as Rikers High.

Books similar to Rikers High Rikers High. by Paul Volponi. avg. rating Ratings. Martin was sitting on the front stoop of his apartment building minding his own business when he was arrested for something he didn't even mean to do.

Five months later, he's still locked up on. FreeBookNotes found 7 sites with book summaries or analysis of Rikers High. If there is a Rikers High SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below.

Among the summaries and analysis available for Rikers High, there are 1 Short Summary and 6 Book Reviews. RIKERS HIGH by Paul Volponi Author Paul Volponi's real-life experience working with kids behind bars is the inspiration for RIKERS HIGH.

His work teaching adolescent inmates to read and write help give this novel a realistic tone that will speak to teen as well as adult readers. Martin is weeks away from being released from Rikers Island. About Rikers High. An unflinching story about justice, courage, and the life of one young man behind bars.

It started out as an innocent day for Martin, but it quickly turned into his worst nightmare–arrested for something he didn’t even mean to do.

And five months later, he is still locked up in jail on infamous Rikers. McClain, an ex-dealer, got his high-school diploma, and he specializes in “youth development”—that is, coming back to Rikers to talk to the students. He makes lists of words that will hurt. Author Paul Volponi's real-life experience working with kids behind bars is the inspiration for RIKERS HIGH.

His work teaching adolescent inmates to read and write help give this novel a realistic tone that will speak to teen as well as adult readers. Martin is weeks away from being released from Rikers Island/5(11).

Rikers High, on the other hand, did it without flair or real concern over what was happening. I did not like this book, and would find few YA readers to recommend it to. I feel that even a younger audience would see through the skimpy characterization and general lack of interesting incidents to keep the plot moving forward.

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Martin Martin is the primary character in the book and the one who is tells the story of his life on Rikers. Martin was a young African American adult living in a rough neighborhood and ended up in Rikers because he told an undercover cop where. Read "Rikers High" by Paul Volponi available from Rakuten Kobo.

An unflinching story about justice, courage, and the life of one young man behind bars. It started out as an innocent da Brand: Penguin Young Readers Group. The book Rikers High, by Paul Volponi is a great book and it’s about a guy named Martin who goes to jail at 15 years old because of a setup.

The way this happened is he was sitting on his porch when some undercover cops came and asked him where to buy drugs/5(30). Title: Rikers High Author: Paul Volponi Publisher: Speak- The Penguin Group Pages: Source: COTeen Literature Conference Book Store Back of Book Summary: At only seventeen years of age, Martin Stokes is arrested and jailed for something he didn't mean to do.

And five months later, he is still in prison on Rikers Island. Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy Rikers High at nd: Paul Volponi. Rikers High (Book): Volponi, Paul: Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Rikers Island, as he waits for his case to go to court.

And five months later, he is still locked up in jail on infamous Rikers Island. Just when things couldn't get worse, Martin gets caught in a fight between two prisoners, and his face is slashed.

He's scarred forever, but one good thing comes from the attack: Martin is transferred to a part of Rikers where inmates must attend high school. Rikers High is about a teenager named Martin who got arrested for “steering” an undercover cop to a place to buy drugs.

He is put in a jail for juvenile delinquents called Rikers. Rikers High (also known as Lykeio Rikers) is a American and French documentary film directed by Victor Buhler. The film looks at Island Academy the high school for inmates of Rikers Island, the largest correctional facility in North America.

This film has been music Directed by: Victor Buhler. An award-winning author, Volponi is uniquely qualified to tell this story because he taught on Rikers Island for six years. He originally wrote "Rikers" for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as "Rikers High.".

"Volponi, who taught on Rikers Island for six years, writes with an authenticity that will make readers feel Martin's fear."— Publishers Weekly "Volponi brings to life a believable range of teachers, COs, and inmates and portrays power, hierarchies, and race relations both outside and inside the jail walls with unflinching realism."—.

Author's Notes for Rikers High: I dedicated this novel to all of the high school students behind bars. Students who face the type of daily pressures that would break most adults, yet still find the strength to move forward with their education for themselves and their.

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And five months Free shipping over $/5(1). Epilogue from Rikers High: Six years later, I was sitting in a hiring hall on Court Street in Brooklyn.

My license had just come through. The school year had started the week before and most of the new teachers were already placed. I would have been thrilled to get any kind of teaching job. Filmmakers follow three inmate-students at the prison high school of New York City's Rikers Island penitentiary.

Captivating and powerful study was directed by Victor Buhler.5/5(1). Finally, in “Rikers High,” Adam Gopnik visits the Austin H. MacCormick Island Academy—“the best hope a sixteen-year-old kid who ends up on Rikers has not to end up someplace like Rikers.Rikers High by Paul Volponi.

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14 Resources1 Award. Brian's Winter. 'Rikers High': Schooled Behind Bars Victor Buhler is director of the documentary Rikers High, which profiles teens at a high school that doubles as a youth prison at New York City's notorious.

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