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Definitely recommended for everyone. Ages 10 and up. View all 7 comments. Jun 16, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: An inspiring tale of a boy who finds solace in horse rescue, Ghetto Cowboy offers an excellent contrast between typical teen life and a more serene, peaceful world of Philadelphia's own inner-city cowboys. The main character, Cole, is easy to relate to and I liked him right away; the author has a real talent for bringing him and the others to life and making this story feel real.
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The book begins with African American 7th grader Cole getting suspended from school for the rest of the atge year for vandalism after skipping school for four weeks.
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All of this is rather stunning and also exciting to Cole. He finds a connection to his father as well as a new sense of pride and purpose.
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However, I will say that this is obviously not a typical horse story about farms or upper class girls' riding lessons. It is not really 90649 ghetto cowboy seeks athe same kinda traditional juvenile horse story, although the horses still have the same power to transform as they do in any story.
This book in an unapologetic inner-city story. In many ways it is particularly an African American story; the author tells us that the word cowboy originated with the slaves and the urban cowboys in the story freely talk about how white people always win and get what they want.
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However, I'm quite sure that just because this reality may be unfamiliar to many of my readers, it does not mean that they will not appreciate it.
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