the author of the middle-grade books Ghetto
Rumble, plus the young
adult novel Surf
Mules. I write
provocative, edgy stories for reluctant readers,
especially urban boys,
that these kinds of books-- immediate, compelling and told through the
eyes of young males--will open minds to reading.
If you have any interest in organizing a school or Skype visit with me, check out my school visits page. Schools and libraries are eligible for up to a 40% discount on books! Otherwise, take your time and explore my site. There's a lot of stuff here, so you're sure to find something of interest. Peace,NEWS!
Ghetto Cowboy makes its 10th state award reading list, including the Texas Bluebonnet, NY, PA, TN, ME, SC, WA, NJ and IL!
Just out: a new Anthology Who Done it?-- a murderously funny collection of YA authors from me and the likes of Lemony Snicket, Jon Scieszka, John Green, Libba Bray, Rebecca Stead, Ned Vizzini, Dave Eggers and many others!
See how one school in Houston celebrates Ghetto Cowboy!
Plus new interview with me for Lunch Ticket.
NEW PROJECTS on the way: My first picture book HELLO, I'M JOHNNY CASH (w/ AG Ford, to be published by Candlewick, 2014) and short stories in 3 anthologies coming in 2013! I've also just finished a new YA novel called Knockout Games and getting close on my next graphic novel Grand Theft Horse. More to come soon...
Check out a my Pushcart nominated free-verse riff on Ghetto Cowboy called Horses in the Hood!
Ghetto Cowboy and Brilliance Audio win 2012 Odyssey Award Honor from the American Library Association! Ghetto Cowboy awarded the Horace Mann Upstanders Children's Book Award!
Hear G. Neri on the nationally syndicated Michael Eric Dyson Show and on the Zydeco Trail Ride with Texas Fred!
Hear G. Neri talk about Yummy on NPR's The Story. And read an excert from Chess Rumble.
I will be appearing at the following events around the country and beyond:
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2012 Horace Mann Upstanders Award
2012 Odyssey Award Honor
2011 Junior Library Guild pick
2011 Cybil Award finalist
2010 IRA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award
Who Done It?, Ripperology,
and Open Mic