by Frank Bonham | Grades: 5-8 | Ages: 10+ | Lexile Level: 640
About 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.
"A starkly realistic, convincing, well-written teen novel." -- School Library Journal
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A Biographical Note About Frank Bonham
Frank Bonham (1914-1988) wrote a number of highly acclaimed, hard-hitting YA novels in the early 1960s.