Title: Jumped In
Author: Patrick Flores-Scott
Summary: Set in South King County, WA, Sam is reluctantly teamed up with “gangster” Luis to create a performance poetry/rap for Ms Cassidy’s 10th grade English Class. Filled with raw teen poetry, you can feel the rain in the book ( we don’t do snow, we love the H²O, baby!)
Gut Reaction: Give me more Patrick! Don’t move to Michigan!
Why: Slick poetry, set in Seattle Area, for the student you sit next to in class but hardly know anything about, Latino characters and author!