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The Roundtable

"Show Them You're Good" By Jeff Hobbs

Book cover for "Show Them You're Good"

Jeff Hobbs is the best-selling author of "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace." His latest "Show Them You're Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College" closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they apply to college.

In the book, four teenage boys are high school seniors at two very different schools within the city of Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the nation with nearly 700,000 students. Hobbs captures the challenges and triumphs of being a young person confronting the future, both their own and the cultures in which they live, in contemporary America.