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The Other America - Teen Dropouts (The Other America)

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Published by Lucent Books .
Written in English


  • Schools & education centres,
  • Teenagers,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • USA,
  • Secondary,
  • Social Sciences,
  • Dropouts,
  • Social Issues - General,
  • High school dropouts,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsCarl Franzen (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8613246M
ISBN 101560063998
ISBN 109781560063995

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