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DJ Rising

DJ Rising

By Love Maia

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Curriculum Subjects: Gangs/Substance Abuse, Family, Self-Discovery

Grade: 7-12

 

The first thing I hear is music. The first thing I’ve always heard is music.



 

Meet Marley, an unassuming high school junior who breathes in music like oxygen. In between caring for his heroin-addicted mother, and keeping his scholarship at a fancy prep school, he dreams of becoming a professional DJ.

When chance lands Marley his first real DJ job, his career as “DJ Ice” suddenly skyrockets. But when heart-rending disaster at home brings Marley crashing back down to earth, he is torn between obligation and following his dreams.

 

★ “This gritty, pulsating peek into a lesser-known world reverberates with the energy of a thumping dance club.” — Booklist

 

 



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