Another book for the teens battling peer pressure. Our author is here to give you the 411 on all things teen peer pressure. The message is pretty clear: be your own person, so long as you are still following the rules. Protect your precious virginity. No one likes a slut and you will probably get AIDS and die. Don’t do drugs or drink. Again, you will probably die. Don’t you all feel better? Problems solved!
I don’t get this one. It really is a poem/story about the house that crack built. I get that. What I don’t get is why you would read this to a child? Maybe it is for adults? Maybe I am to read it as a statement on the economic and social justice issues of the drug trade? All worthy reasons to buy this. I am just not sure I would put it in the kiddie section with the picture books. Regardless, the artwork is beyond wonderful, and I can see purchasing it for a public library on that alone.
Maybe this is a definite purchase, but where do we put it?