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by Frank Bonham

  • Author: Frank Bonham
  • ISBN: 0812415515
  • ISBN13: 978-0812415513
  • ePub: 1724 kb | FB2: 1790 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning (January 1, 1999)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 754
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Durango Street ePub download

Durango Street is worth reading as part of what became a larger genre- because of its dialogue and writing style, even though it has dangling plot lines.

When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has.

Durango Street was an ALA Notable Book.

Bonham was known for his works for young adults written in the 1960s, with tough, realistic urban settings, including The Nitty Gritty and Durango Street, as well as for his westerns. Several of his works have been published posthumously, many of which were drawn from his pulp magazine stories, originally published between 1941 and 1952. Durango Street was an ALA Notable Book. Lost Stage Valley (1948).

When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has only one place to go? back to Durango Street

Engaging and entertaining story of the gritty life of gang members and family that resist and try to recover from that lifestyle.

Within two days Negro Rufus left his job and became a member of the Moors-the inevitable reaction of a boy who lives in the area of the racially mixed Durango Street Housing Project and who has both pride and fear

Within two days Negro Rufus left his job and became a member of the Moors-the inevitable reaction of a boy who lives in the area of the racially mixed Durango Street Housing Project and who has both pride and fear. His first night home, he witnessed some violence instigated by the Gassers, which meant that he became their enemy the only way to stay alive in a big-city jungle was to join a fighting gang-before some other gang decid.

Californian Frank Bonham (1914-1988) was a prolific pulp writer with a highly polished prose style, which makes . Perhaps even more important is empathy, which Bonham uses to great effect.

Californian Frank Bonham (1914-1988) was a prolific pulp writer with a highly polished prose style, which makes for a smooth and effortless read. He captures some of the nuances of speech inner-city youths of the 1960s used without sounding stereotypical or racist-or going completely indigenous as Twain did with Huckleberry Finn.

Years ahead of its time, Durango Street, like The Outsiders, shows that gang violence is, sadly, nothing new and nothing glamorous. A starkly realistic, convincing, well-written teen novel. School Library Journal" show more.

Years ahead of its time, Durango Street, like The Outsiders, shows that gang violence is, sadly, nothing new? and nothing . The late Frank Bonham wrote a number of highly acclaimed, hard-hitting YA novels in the early 1960s.

Years ahead of its time, Durango Street, like The Outsiders, shows that gang violence is, sadly, nothing new? and nothing glamorous. School Library Journal. Category: Teen & Young Adult Fiction Children’s Middle Grade Books Children’s Picture Books.

Used availability for Frank Bonham's Durango Street. January 1999 : USA Library Binding.

Doing that is against . and international laws. DURANGO STREET by Frank Bonham,printed in 1965. This item is a book 5 3/4" by 8 1/2" by 1"190 page hardcover with dustjacket copy. NOTE: This book is in FAIR condition with soiling and rubbing of the covers and spine, the dustjacket has some small tears, previous owner’s name is written inside, the edges of the pages have some soiling on it, I did not see any writing on the page, the pages are readable, clean and tight. This is an ex-library book a cardholder in the first page and old markings throughout. Contest includes: Up and.

When Rufus Henry gets out of work camp for Grand Theft Auto, he has only one place to go -- back to Durango Street. Almost right away, he gets on the wrong side of the Gassers, has to join the rival Moors -- and starts running for his life. Years ahead of its time, Durango Street, like The Outsiders, shows that gang violence is, sadly, nothing new -- and nothing glamorous.
Renthadral
Was first given this book as a school assignment- and remembering the impression it made on me then, with it's gritty realism and atmosphere of danger I decided to reread it years later to see how it held up. The story itself is solid- but what really makes this book interesting to an adult is the context and the detailed world that the main character moves around in. It's also interesting to compare the level of danger and menance in this work from the 1960s with books since- to realize though the characters in Durango Street are in the same type danger as works written since, the style of this is almost tame compared to other works on the same topic. (it is most often compared to the work of S.E. Hinton) Eventually the plot of the book does fall apart at the end of the story because too many things are left dangling. The story is told from the viewpoint of the main character- and several plot points are never resolved- we never know if he overcomes his environment. We are never shown what happens to him in regards to the next confrontation with the other gang he angered- or even told in an epilogue. One of the other driving points of the plot is bungled when the confrontation to it is also never resolved. The book doesn't as much end as it just comes to a sudden stop. It has an interesting setting but there are three or more major plot points just left completely dangling with no resolution. The work has an interesting background but so much is left unresolved Bonham could have written an entire sequel with this same main character. Reading it now I have to say the setting holds up- since it gives people a chance to see a slice of life in words that they wouldn't want to experience- but there are too many plot points left unresolved for no good reason.....and it seems the author is holding back on some gritty details that he could have used to add even more texture to the story to keep things sanitary for his audience. For an adult it might be interesting to read this book and the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison for example- the works of David Goines, then S.E. Hinton. Taken together these books add different perspectives to a similar topic. Durango Street is worth reading as part of what became a larger genre- because of its dialogue and writing style, even though it has dangling plot lines. Hope this helps.
Puchock
I can't really speak from experience of how life for gang members must be. However growing up in low income housing myself, without getting into detail, I can kind of relate to the hardships of what the characters of this book face and still do face today. This book was published in 1965 and from what I read hear and watch, not much has changed. Read it.
Leceri
Granted, it's an old book, but the message remains the same to this day

I think it is a great book. I think every young man should read it
Vojar
one of my students is reading this now
Rich Vulture
One day last school year, I placed a copy of this book into one of my reluctant reader's hands. He usually read books I suggested for all of 10 minutes before abandoning them. He so thoroughly enjoyed this book that he handed me $6 right in class one day so that I could order him his own copy to take home for the summer! Success! This is a book I would highly recommend teachers from Junior High through High School have in their libraries and classroom libraries.
Grotilar
Good book.
Yndanol
I bought this book for my grandson, but I read it before I sent it to him. It is a good book, although A bit outdated, but it definitely sent a powerful message.
Almost perfect condition, the only thing is one of the back corners but overall i'm happy! ????????????????????????????????????????????
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