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Durango Street

by Frank Bonham  |  Grades: 5-8  |  Ages: 10+  |  Lexile Level: 640

Durango Street by Frank Bonham Teacher Guide, Lesson Plans, Novel UnitAbout Durango Street by Frank Bonham

When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has only one place to go -- back to Durango Street. Almost right away, he gets on the wrong side of the Gassers, has to join the rival Moors -- and starts running for his life. Years ahead of its time, Durango Street, like The Outsiders, shows that gang violence is, sadly, nothing new -- and nothing glamorous.

Reviews

"A starkly realistic, convincing, well-written teen novel." -- School Library Journal

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ALA Notable Book

A Biographical Note About Frank Bonham

Frank Bonham (1914-1988) wrote a number of highly acclaimed, hard-hitting YA novels in the early 1960s. 

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