Trapped between the Lash and the Gun

  • by Arvella Whitmore
  • Narrated by Allyson Johnson
  • 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jordan is going to join a gang. But just as he's about to start his future with the Cobras, his past calls him back. Way back: to the 19th-century, where he meets his ancestors and gets a bitter taste of what life was like for them as slaves. Jordan must live with the constant threat of the whip's lash. His journey back in time will strike a chord with any young person who has felt trapped by hard times and difficult choices.


What the Critics Say

"A fast-paced tale. Kids will find Jordan's reactions to his suddenly subhuman status affecting and believable." (USA Today)


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Customer Reviews

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Great Middle School Story

As a middle school language arts teacher I appreciate this book because it has been captivating for my tween readers. The story combines a current day and an historical theme (street gang and slavery), which grabs young readers and carries them through a believable journey. Everyday my students groan when we have to stop at the end of a chapter, then show up the next day grabbing the books off the shelf. When I see them going for a novelin this way, that's my que it's a keeper!
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- Joy


This was a really great book, I was really amazed at how seamlessly the author wrote this book!
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- Shamon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible