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Real Street Kidz: Chasing Action

Real Street Kidz: Chasing Action (multicultural book series for preteens 7-to-12-years old)
Real Street Kidz: Chasing Action
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•Multicultural Children’s Books by Quentin Holmes •Easy-to-read, empowering and entertaining stories preteens (7-to-12 years old) •Available in softcover, & eBookThe Real Street Kidz are Chasing Action! Join Q, Lucky, Los, and Chase -- a diverse group of preteens who must pull together in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles--in this unique coming of age story. When rumors fly around Long Beach that Chase, a rising skateboarder, cheated to defeat his former best friend in the Annual Long Beach Skateboard Competition, Chase becomes very determined to get a rematch to prove everyone wrong. But Chase and his new crew must rely on the plans of Q, the new kid, to get an all new skate park at the local neighborhood center for the rematch despite many unforeseen obstacles. Will the Real Street Kidz trust Q's plans? Will they form a tight bond or will their differences tear them apart? Will Chase get his rematch? Join Q and the crew to find out!

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Pages: 108
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0996210201
Categories: Action Adventure, Family & Friends, Growing Up
Features: Chapters
Keywords: multicultural, children's books, chapter books, adventure, middle grade, book series
Date Added: March 19, 2018
Q WOBBLED UNCERTAINLY on the bike using his feet to steady himself He looked at his dad I don't think I can do this You can do it his father reassured him Q looked at the expanse of concrete sidewalk ahead of him Thats going to hurt if I fall he thought to himself Dont be afraid Ill catch you if you fall his father said as if reading his thoughts Q regarded him skeptically Youre going to run alongside me the whole way His dad nodded and smiled The whole way Ill always be there to catch you Promise Q swallowed hard and put a foot on the pedal and pushed down Then another Then another He wobbled a bit but caught his balance and suddenly the scenery of his Brooklyn New York neighborhood started whipping past him at an alarming rate There was a fruit stand And the coffee shop And the bakery Thats it Q Thats it he heard his father call after him  He was doing it He was riding a bike The feeling was powerful as if he was gliding through the air Dad Im doing it Q sang into the air You dont need me he heard his father say Wait Dad Q slowed to a stop and turned the bike around Dad DAD His father was gone Q bolted awake Where was he His bed was on the wrong side of the room and instead of the smell of Mrs Bendettos famous marinara sauce wafting through the open window it smelled salty Like the ocean Thats when it hit him He wasnt home Q scrounged up a pair of shorts and a tshirt from his duffel bag He realized he had to stop thinking that way He was home At his new home anyway While the events of the last couple of weeks seemed like a dream they werent They were real And there wasnt a thing he could do about it His father was dead He wondered how many mornings hed wake up confused only to relive the nightmare There was the phone call from the police about his father s car accident Then sitting in the funeral home trying to be strong for his baby sisters Akara and Amaria The crosscountry trip in the back of his grandparents minivan while he watched cornf ield after cornf