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Jones, Patrick

Raising Heaven

(4) YA Locked Out series. DeQuin wants to avoid the cops, but his friends give him a beating for running away from a fight (Right). Deja, seventeen, has agreed to raise her mom's new baby until Mom gets out of prison (Heaven). The books' open endings may frustrate some, but this series about urban teens with incarcerated parents should appeal to reluctant readers. There are three other spring 2015 books in this series. Review covers the following Locked Out titles: Doing Right and Raising Heaven.


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