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Concrete rose / Angie Thomas.

Thomas, Angie, (author.).


If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different.When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man. Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062846716
  • ISBN: 006284671X
  • ISBN: 9780062846723
  • ISBN: 0062846728
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, date of publication and page numbers may vary
Award Book
Target Audience Note:
14-17 years
HL500L Lexile
Decoding demand: 86 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 70 (high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.4 10 510408.
Awards Note:
Gateway Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Teenage fathers > Juvenile fiction.
Gangs > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Young adult fiction.
Teen fiction.

Available copies

  • 44 of 62 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Crawford County.


  • 2 current holds with 62 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Bourbon YAF THO (Text) 33431000558641 YA Fiction Available -
Crawford County Library-Steelville YAF THO (Text) 33431000744159 New YA Fiction Available -

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