Hip Hop High School
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|Author||Alan Lawrence Sitomer|
|Media type||print Hardback|
|Preceded by||The Hoopster|
Hip Hop High School (2006) is a novel by American author Alan Lawrence Sitomer.
The book takes place about five years after the events in The Hoopster. It is a story about Andre's younger sister, Theresa Anderson. Theresa begins her sophomore year at a ghetto high school. Her best friend, Cee-Saw, is constantly getting her into trouble, and due to the events of the prequel, Theresa's mother doubts Theresa's potential and expects her to fail. While in school, Theresa faces many challenges, such as her teacher, Mr. Wardin, and her friends dropping out of school due to poor grades, and family issues. During the summer, she does a report on Malcolm X that changes how she thinks about school. Theresa is then forced to make new friends, such as Devon, a tough but intelligent guy that everyone respects. A few weeks before school starts, however, Devon is attacked by a gang, which leaves Theresa to fill out all of his college applications.
- Johnson-Doyle, Morgan (2006-06-01). "Hip-Hop High School. Young adult review, Brief article, Book review". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- Hip Hop High School Official Site
- Disney Hyperion biography of Author Alan Lawrence Sitomer
- Debra Lau Whelan (2007-06-01). "Yo, Hamlet! Using Hip Hop With Your Students; How one teacher uses hip-hop to unlock the classics". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- Mitchell Landsberg (2005-06-19). "Hip Hop Unlocks the Meaning of Literary Classics". Los Angeles Times Archives, California Metro, Part B, Metro Desk. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- Scholastic 6 Part Video Interview with Author Alan Lawrence Sitomer
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