NOVELS

Sixteen year-old Jayson Porter wants to believe things will get better. But the harsh realities of his life never seem to change . . .
After the sudden and violent death of his father, there remains only one certainty in Keith Jamesís life: everything is going to be different now...
IN THIS GRIPPING STORY, four very different teens reveal their deepest feelings and fears during a day in which the hurts and struggles of high school escalate dangerously . . .
PICTURE BOOKS
Fun poems about the "ups & downs" of being small!!
REVIEWS THAT ROCK!/AWARDS
POETRY
"His free verse is highly rhythmic and demands to be performed." (SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)
SHORT STORIES/POEMS
Check out my poem "Twelve" in this very cool new compilation!
2 Author's inspired by 1 piece of art. Check out "The God of St.James and Vine."
"NOT LIKE TV" by Jaime Adoff

Names Will Never Hurt Me

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There's Kurt, the "freek" who listens to loud music, trying to escape the kids who bully him;
Tisha, who's called "the white girl with a tan that never fades" who feels "out of place" because she's bi-racial; Ryan, the all-American football star who rules the hallways but hides a terrible secret; and Floater, who wields power over students by acting as the principal's eyes and ears.
Deftly interweaving the narratives of these four unique, vivid teenagers, this powerful novel in prose-poetry form explores the enormous repercussions of daily school teasing, racism, and ostracism. As tensions rise and emotions reach the breaking point, will Kurt, Tisha, Ryan and Floater be able to reach out to one another in time to prevent a tragedy?