Everything you need to understand or teach Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes.
Tyrone is an angry kid. He does not care about school. The only reason he goes to school is for his friends. He wants to be a hip-hop star, but he does not think he will live long enough to do so. His father died before he was 30 years-old in a drive-by shooting. His father had become clean and sober before he died so Tyrone has some good memories of him. Tyrone loves to read his poetry. He reads at every Open Mike Friday. Tyrone is the main character in this book of 18 characters. Tyrone comments after every poem is read. He has a comment for everything. Tyrone is also a character in the sense that he says really funny things and has a good sense of humor.
Tyrone is distrustful of white people though. He thinks they do not know him nor can...
Bronx Masquerade Lesson Plans contain 139 pages of teaching material, including: