Shelfari approved its own request to combine 2 books, including Rikers High, Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Shelfari submitted a request to combine 2 books, including Rikers High, Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Laura M edited the first edition of Rikers High Friday, July 20, 2012.
Ally W edited the series & lists of Rikers High Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Mrs. Anderson edited the series & lists of Rikers High Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Shelfari edited the settings of Rikers High Monday, January 30, 2012.
Shelfari edited the characters of Rikers High Monday, January 30, 2012.
William P edited the first sentence of Rikers High Sunday, June 20, 2010.
Shelfari edited the subjects of Rikers High Sunday, June 6, 2010.
Shelfari edited the description of Rikers High Thursday, June 3, 2010.
Martin was sitting on the front stoop of his apartment building minding his own business when he was arrested for something he didn’t even mean to do. Five months later, he’s still locked up on Rikers Island, in a New York City jail. Just when it seems things couldn’t get much worse, Martin is caught between two warring prisoners, and his face is slashed. Now he’ll be forever marked with a prison scar. One good thing comes from the attack: Martin is transferred to a different part of Rikers where inmates are required to attend high school. If Martin opens up to a teacher who really seems to care, perhaps he’ll learn a lesson more valuable than any taught in class. An award-winning author, Paul Volponi is uniquely qualified to tell Martin’s story because he taught on Rikers Island for six years. He originally wrote Rikers for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as Rikers High .