This is a series of questions directly linked to the Common Core in reading for 9th and 10th grade. The book they deal with is called "The Code."
Description: when Abe Josef gets arrested for assaulting a college student and loses his scholarship he wants to blow up the entire city. since the "suits" think Abe's capable of violence he plans to become their worst nightmare. But gangsters prove even less loyal than PhDs and he ends up facing years in prison for manslaughter. Abe's only allies come from unexpected places, an over-looked classmate, a posse of street-writers, an ancient letter, and his own family.
Title: The Code
Author: Patricia Sweet
Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press
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