Graffiti was his life — and soul

by Mary A. Monroe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781456750282
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781456750299
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781456750275

About the Book

Luis, 14, is finding his soul through a dangerous, criminal addiction — graffiti

Freshman Luis Arteaga, 14, can’t stay awake in class at Sunrise High School because he’s up most nights until early morning working on graffiti drawings for his Black Book.

Once Luis teams up with a crew called Skills, headed by The Beast and Grill, his life gets more and more out of control until he’s forced to move to his dad’s home in a small midwestern river town called Cave-in-Rock, rich in mystery and heritage. Luis feels he is being called to the cave to do something — but what?

This is Luis’ fascinating story, inspired by true events.

“Original Grafffiti art designs by Artist Job Narvaez, who inspired this novel”

Free materials available at . . .

Tagger is the final book of the exciting trilogy about students from Mr. Martin’s Drop Out Prevention Class, by the author of Miracle at Monty Middle School and Krazy White Girl.

About the Author

About the Author – Mary A. Monroe
“Teens love this book,” ... “I was pleasantly surprised to see the book fly through the classroom,” -- these are just a few of the many comments teachers have said about Mary A. Monroe’s trilogy of novels for middle and high school students. Her titles include Miracle at Monty Middle School (also available in Spanish as Milagro en la Escuela Monty), Krazy White Girl and her much-awaited new title, Tagger.

Tagger is inspired by the true story of Job Narvaez, one of Monroe’s former students whose story just had to be told; he had been hopelessly addicted to graffiti art at age 14, staying out on the streets until early morning. Graffiti was his life, until it jeopardized everything he wanted, including his high school diploma.

As a Palm Beach County school teacher for over 13 years, Mary Monroe writes about topics that happen in real life to her students – family problems, addictions, abuse – as well as things that are important to young adults – setting and reaching dreams and goals, making friends, having that first crush – and just keeping it real.

Ms. Monroe also appeals to teachers by having complete unit questions, activities and reading counts quizzes available free on her website.

She is a former freelance writer and advertising copywriter, who currently teaches ninth grade reading at a public high school in South Florida, where she resides with her husband and three children. She is a National Board Certified teacher and has a Masters in Education, Reading.

Her goal is to entertain and inspire her readers to get hooked on reading! For more information on ordering her books, and free teacher study guides, visit her web site at www.marymonroebooks.com

About the Artist – Job Narvaez
The inspiration for Tagger, Job Narvaez is a premiere illustrator whose work includes clients in advertising, publishing, and the technology industry. All of the illustrations featured in this book are Job’s originals. He resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. You can contact him through VirtualDreamz.com