Rikers High is based on the real-life stories of several students with whom I worked during my six years of teaching incarcerated teens to read and write on Rikers Island, the world’s largest jail. I believe that it is, by far, my best and most… Continue
Added by paul volponi on February 20, 2010 at 8:10pm —
I have a new novel out today called Homestretch. It is a about a teen runaway from Texas named Gas, who was brought up to hate Mexicans. He winds up working on the backstretch of a racetrack, beneath the very same Mexicans that Gas was always told he was better than. It's a YA book about prejudice and connecting with a larger more universal family. The opening chapter can be read at my website- paulvolponibooks.com.
Added by paul volponi on September 21, 2009 at 5:18pm —