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.
|Statement||by Paul Volponi.|
|LC Classifications||PZ7.V8877 Ri 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009022471|
Rikers High Paperback – Febru by Paul Volponi (Author) › Visit Amazon's Paul Volponi Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central /5(17). 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/5(14). An unflinching story about justice, courage, and the life of one young man behind 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 Island. Just when things couldn't get worse, Martin gets caught in a fight between two 4/5(5). 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 home 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 in , was 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. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Rikers High/5(13). Regular Print Book: Physical description: pages ; 22 cm. 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.