Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri audiobook

Ghetto Cowboy

By G. Neri
Read by JD Jackson

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9780763649227
4.12 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Suddenly, something big and white bumps up against the car, and I jump. I think I must be dreamin’, ’cause I just saw a horse run by. When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philly to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing he 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 ain’t black, and they don’t live in the ’hood. But here, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on.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 that Cole has come to think of as his own—he knows it’s time to step up and fight back. Inspired by the real-life inner-city horsemen of Philadelphia and Brooklyn, Ghetto Cowboy is a timeless urban western about learning to stand up for what’s right—the Cowboy Way.

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

Suddenly, something big and white bumps up against the car, and I jump. I think I must be dreamin’, ’cause I just saw a horse run by.

When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philly to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing he 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 ain’t black, and they don’t live in the ’hood. But here, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on.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 that Cole has come to think of as his own—he knows it’s time to step up and fight back.

Inspired by the real-life inner-city horsemen of Philadelphia and Brooklyn, Ghetto Cowboy is a timeless urban western about learning to stand up for what’s right—the Cowboy Way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A heartwarming story about inner-city kids who bond with a band of forgotten race horses…Gritty street language…the rhythm of the writing, the smells and sounds of the neighborhood, the developing relationship between a boy and his estranged father add up to an appealing novel, especially for an under-written-for segment of young male readers.” Christian Science Monitor
“Boys and their attachment horses haven’t garnered this much attention since the good old days of The Black Stallion. There’s an honesty to Neri’s writing that kids are going to respond to…Definitely recommended for everyone.” School Library Journal
“Neri’s story is original in theme and inspirational in tone and content.” Booklist
“A fascinating glimpse of a culture most readers will not have heard of.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: G. Neri

Author Bio: G. Neri

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free verse novella, Chess Rumble. His novels include Knockout Games, Surf Mules and the Horace Mann Upstander Award-winning Ghetto Cowboy. Neri’s work has been honored by the Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Antioch University, the International Reading Association, the American Library Association, the Junior Library Guild, and the National Council for Teachers of English. Neri currently writes full-time and lives in Florida with his wife and daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.12
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English