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You hear me? : poems and writing by teenage boys

Author: Betsy Franco
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anthology of stories, poems, and essays by adolescent boys on issues that concern them.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
You hear me?
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606470580
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Franco
ISBN: 0763611581 9780763611583 076361159X 9780763611590
OCLC Number: 42921285
Description: xv, 107 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Time somebody told me / Quantedius Hall --
Topic 1: Introductions / Thomas Andrade --
Front seat rider / Triston L. Dunnett --
Just because I love darkness ... / Marcel Mendoza --
Joker / Michael Tobias Bloom --
Dark cellar / Joshua White --
He shaved his head / Rene Ruiz --
Broken glass / Joshua Bonds --
Instructions for life / Brando --
The torch / Michael R. Jackson --
My pockets ain't that phat / Shysuaune T. Taylor --
Ode to my hair tail / Rigo Landin --
Being beat up / Nick Sletten --
I am / James Balzer --
Carabao dreams / Timothy Arevalo --
Just like me / Lawan Mitchell --
Out of my life / Corey Edge. Sleep / Kyle Blanchard --
I hate school / Kenny Weiss --
I never told this to anyone / Maurice Beaman --
I'll be here / David Ho --
Faces / Dan Gallagher --
In this darkness, I stand still ... / Jared Ryan Jackson Lowry --
Me / Jared Ryan Jackson Lowry --
Chant / Tommie Spivey --
Black boy blues / Shysuaune T. Taylor --
There's a Harlem renaissance in my head / Maurice E. Duhon, Jr. --
What I am (in the eyes of my father) / Dwight Beavers --
Ode to caring / Benjamin D. Martin --
Sometimes ... / Michael Tobias Bloom --
Does my mother look like this? / Seth Chappell --
Words on hands / Shysuaune T. Taylor --
My dad and me / Jaime Daryl Marconette --
I refuse / Steven Hill --
What happened papa ... / Joshua Bonds --
Ascension / Biko Eisen-Martin --
I don't ... / Chorus Bishop --
The bus stop / Fred Brown --
People got more / Fred Brown. I want / Troy Williams --
Envy / Kyle L. White --
My life / DeQon L. Abner --
Bumming through Pittsburgh? Maybe not / Anthony E.W. Kirkland --
Neighborhood watch / Troy Williams --
The best Christmas of Onasis Rodriguez / Onasis Hafid Rodriguez --
Tripod / Michael Kinsey --
First love / Stephan Johnson --
Foul / Hussian Fry --
I love to hear / Tito D. Tate --
The girl I like / Ronnie Ross --
Love between two cultures / Juan C. Medina Arias --
Sunlight bouncing from hair ... / DTB --
I watch you ... / Bryan Phillips --
Satisfaction of an orange / Benjamin D. Martin --
Me and woman kind / Samuel Fox --
A kiss ... / Scott Baker --
So what's up between us? / Thomas Andrade --
"Julia" / Todd VanDerWerff --
"Dana" / Todd VanDerWerff --
Of earthworms and you / Todd VanDerWerff --
Sort of a fly ... / Ward Hoelscher --
An easy clean-up ... / Todd VanDerWerff. Guts / Kevin N. Gabayan --
Mail / Emmanuel E. Carter --
Floating / Stephan Johnson --
I need to do something ... / Thomas Andrade --
Song for my father / Stephan Johnson --
The baby she loved too much to keep / Todd VanDerWerff --
Time lost forever? / John H. Taylor --
Dear God / John Merrell --
A poem for us / Timothy Arevalo --
The elements are at their peak ... / Kyle Blanchard --
A feeling ... / dr.
Responsibility: edited by Betsy Franco.

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An anthology of stories, poems, and essays by adolescent boys on issues that concern them.

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Powerful emotion compressed into poetry

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2012-09-21) Excellent Permalink

I picked this poetry collection up because it was on a list of banned or challenged books, and I was curious. These boys are amazing! They blew me away with their honesty, pain, hope, and humor. They made me laugh and moved me to tears. One of the boys died of a drug overdose before the book...
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Nice addition to the library

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-04-21) Good Permalink

This collection of contemporary poetry from today's young men sends the loudest signal:  please hear me!  Great writing and raw emotion, yet plenty of colorful (swear) words.

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