Fast Talk on a Slow Track

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Fast talk and quick thinking have always guaranteed Denzel Watson a place on top-until he spends a summer at Princeton University. There Denzel learns that it takes more than his fast talk to compete with other smart, talented students. Discouraged, he wonders how to tell his proud parents that he's decided not to go to Princeton as a freshman in the fall.

For the rest of the summer Denzel works as a door-to-door salesman-a job where his fast talk works. When he meets silver-tongued fellow salesman Carmello, Denzel becomes caught up in competing with this illiterate grade-school dropout. As the summer draws to an end, Denzel is faced with an even bigger challenge: Can he face his family and overcome his fear of failure?

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Rita Williams-Garcia (born 1957) is an American writer of young adult novels. She won the 2011 Newbery Honor Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for her book, "One Crazy Summer." She has also won the PEN/Norma Klein Award, and her book, "P.S. Be Eleven," won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2014.Garcia lives with her husband, a Desert Storm veteran, and two daughters in Jamaica, New York. She works full-time for a marketing services company and attended the Queens College M.A. program."

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Black honors student Denzel Watson spends his last summer before college selling candy door-to-door in New York, competing on many levels with the charismatic Mello, and discovering how to motivate and apply himself.

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