PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW
"Concealed Weapons is an anthology that presents short stories of youth overcoming adversity while growing up… The strength of the anthology lies in its characters. Each protagonist, from an aspiring doctor the exploited runaway to Alana herself , is someone the reader wants to see win and end up on the right side of the law. The theme creativity in the face of adversity runs throughout the book. The stories read smoothly with a down to earth dialogue and would catch the attention of its intended audience.....Reneé presents options to teenagers in a society that often counts them out. ..it’s a solid entry to urban young adult fiction. "
US REVIEW OF BOOKS
"Mark Twain wrote, “Truth is stranger than fiction..” Occasionally however, truth is best found in fiction. In Concealed Weapons, urban disenfranchisement and the potential for individual accomplishment share space. These stories run the gamut of what is and what can be....Reneé is an accomplished writer who speaks with many different voices. Her street language and dialogue is often brutal, yet always honest. This author’s tales motivate, entertain and hopefully can awaken the concealed weapons we all share..."
Concealed Weapons - The Novel
TEACHERS: Concealed Weapons dramatizes 8 social realities faced by many American Children who are abandoned through no fault of their own. Make it Required Reading this Semester! Challenge student intellect & empathy. Introduce a new level in social-emotional reading. The Facilitator's Lesson Plan & Toolkit is your FREE gift with 20+ copies.