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Real Street Kidz: Good Ideas

Real Street Kidz: Good Ideas (multicultural book series for preteens 7-to-12-years old)
Real Street Kidz: Good Ideas
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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, & eBookQ, Jazz, Chase, Ginger, Los, Kawena, and Lucky, are the adventure seeking Real Street Kidz. An extraordinary group of kids who live life in a big way and prove that you're never too young to make a difference. During the summer the Real Street Kidz Chased Action and mastered the Art of Authenticity, but with the arrival of a new school semester the RSK are in serious need of Good Ideas. The kids are immediately faced with frustrating challenges from a rigid new school's "Pilot Program," that includes excessive pop-quizzes, strict dress codes, and a disgusting "healthy choice" menu. Things really get worse when their old rival Junior puts the entire school in jeopardy with his "Me First" re-election campaign for school president. Q and Jazz decide to run against him to stop Junior's reckless campaign from ruining the student body, but that's when things become even worse! The entire school becomes divided and everyone is desperate for an infusion of Good Ideas to help put things back together again. Whose side will the friends choose? Which side would you choose? Making the wrong choice could cost everyone a lot more than just a school election; it could cost everyone a better world!

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Pages: 98
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0996210249
Categories: Action Adventure, Boys, Family & Friends
Features: Chapters
Keywords: multicultural, children's books, chapter books, adventure, middle grade, book series, coming of age, growing up
Date Added: March 19, 2018
CHAPTER 1 Remember Your Friends (According to Q) THE GREATNESS of our summer is sadly coming to a hasty and painful end. Looking up into the sky I can see that the yellow-orange colored sun is now more than halfway towards setting. But the fresh warm summer air still feels good on our skin. I close my eyes, lean back on my elbows, and take a deep breath, trying to hold onto every last bit of its goodness before the season changes. I’m dreading the fall like I dread using my full name Quin- cy Washington, III. Instead, I prefer for people to call me Q, mostly because the name Quincy Washington the Third makes me sound like an old man with a boring job like an accountant. Maybe things will change and I’ll like my name better when I’m older, but for now it’s just a couple of months away from my thirteenth birthday and there is no way that name is going to be used by me anytime soon! I open my eyes to the familiar sight of my new friends. We’ve grown pretty close and have spent everyday of the summer together. This particular afternoon is a lot like most others; we are sitting and relaxing inside the gated parking lot of the Real Street Neighborhood Center, or RSNC for short. Real Street is the actual name of the street that the center is 1 located on. My friends and I meet here all the time because the center has so much to offer. It has recreational rooms with hi-defini- tion TV’s, a computer lab, and an art department where kids can paint. It even has an awesome skateboarding area com- plete with ramps and a jump pit. It’s a great place to hang out and do stuff together, but right now each of us are totally involved in our own individual pursuits. Regardless, none of us seem ready to leave each other’s company. I glance over at my friend Chase as he hops up and down on his skateboard like a happy kangaroo, clicking and grind- ing the wheels on the warm black asphalt. He is the newly crowned city skateboard champion and he looks every bit the part.