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Street Dreams

Title

Street Dreams

Authors

Tama Wise

Publisher

Bold Strokes Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781602826502

Pages

264 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Tyson Rua has more than his fair share of problems growing up in South Auckland. Working a night job to support his mother and helping bring up his two younger brothers is just the half of it. His best friend Rawiri is falling afoul of a broken home, and now Tyson's fallen in love at first sight. Only thing is, it's another guy. Living life on the sidelines of the local hip-hop scene, Tyson finds that to succeed in becoming a local graffiti artist or in getting the man of his dreams, he's going to have to get a whole lot more involved. And that means more problems. The least of which is the leader of the local rap crew he's found himself running with. Love, life, and hip-hop never do things by half.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Poverty; Homosexuality; single mother; poor; living in poverty; homosexual; same sex relationship; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Maori

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

male/male

Keywords

hip hop; friendships; mother and sons; coming out; graffiti; rap battles; New Zealand

Diversity Impact

direct

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