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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Steptoe, Javaka (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, art, artists, Black history, city life, creativity, family life, individuality, Jean-Michel Basquiat, mental health, New York City, painting, street life
 
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Lullabies for Little Criminals

O'Neill, Heather (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 352 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Addiction, city life, dysfunctional families, fathers and daughters, first-person narration, identity, loss, Montréal, prostitution, romantic relationships, street life, substance abuse, survival
 
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A Bag of Marbles

Joffo, Joseph (Author)
Kris (Author)
Bailly, Vincent (Illustrator)
Lerner 2013. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Brothers, discrimination, family life, France, Jewish history, memoir, persecution, resourcefulness, street life, World War II
 
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Ticket to India

Senzai, N.H. (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 276 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Adventure, family history, grandparents, India, journeys, Pakistan, sisters, street life
 
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Busker: Stories From the Streets of Paris

Coleman, Nisha (Author)
Hagios Press 2015. 256 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cultures, first-person narration, France, friendship, identity, languages, memoir, music, Paris (France), self-discovery, self-reliance, short stories, street life, travel, violins
 
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Straight Punch

Polak, Monique (Author)
Orca 2014. 252 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alternative schools, boxing, city life, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, Montréal, mothers and daughters, riots, self-esteem, street life, tagging
 
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Casey at the Bat

Thayer, Ernest L. (Author)
Morse, Joe (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Baseball, city life, community, diversity, heroes, overconfidence, poetry, sports, street life
 
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