THS Book Talk: "Black and White" by Paul VolponiPlugged In exists to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which we live. Through reviews, articles and discussions, we want to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Just today I was reading Psalm 37 and thinking about how your ministry provides ways to 'dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Plugged In has become a significant compass for our family. All three of our kids are dedicated to their walk with Christ but they still encounter challenges.
Volponi's Rikers excellent novel has it all: authentic characters, a thought-provoking plot and heartbreaking drama. As Marcus says, they've gotten "past all that racial crap," but the novel makes it clear that the rest of society hasn't. Short on cash, the boys stick up a few strangers using Eddie's grandfather's gun, which accidentally discharges during their third robbery, grazing an African-American man's head. In alternating first-person narratives, the two describe the aftermath of the events. Marcus is arrested first because the victim recognizes him as a passenger on the public bus he drives. The cops soon connect the dots and figure out Eddie is "the shooter," but the evidence against him is only circumstantial. Grand plans of scholarships and pro careers begin to unravel, more dramatically for Marcus, whose family does not have the means to hire an attorney.
Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. Black and White shows the ups and downs in an unbreakable friendship. Paul has also written many other books and one happens to be Rooftop, which is another award winning book. Black and White is an amazing fiction book for young adults. Young adults would be the best fit for the intended audience because the story takes place in Long-Island High school. About two boys named Eddie White and Marcus black that are seniors at Long-Island and play for the basketball team that get in some major trouble.
To whom does a novel belong? So there can be, you would think, little doubt. So far, so good. I have only her words, black marks on white pages, though in this novel her title should be taken to refer, of course, to the photographic images that have made its protagonist a celebrity, albeit an unwilling one. But art exists just as much in the mind of the reader or beholder as it does in the mind of its creator, if not more so.
See a Problem?
Thank you! Marcus is black and Eddie white in a multicultural Long Island neighborhood.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free! A Show Of Hands is a book full of images of people's hands. You might immediately think that this an odd port of the body to take images with. Usually we go for someone's face, or use the environment they're set in to tell a story about them. But when looking through this book you'll be surprised how much someone's hands say about their life.
Marcus does go to jail due to the fact that he was there and someone recognized him but this book is a really good book and unfair. Black and White is the story of two high school athletes. The main characters are Eddie White and Marcus Black. Both play football and basketball and are very good at both. They are the stars of the basketball team and hope to continue to play in college. Marcus and Eddie are nicknamed Black and White because of their skin color.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.