Dream Series: The Long Way Around (Upper Level)

Dream Series: The Long Way Around (Upper Level)


My name is Matt Devon. I feel safe in saying that I'm not your average twenty-two-year-old guy. An average twenty-two-year-old wouldn't write this from behind bars, from a dark jail cell. Tomorrow marks my fourth full year in the New Mexico State Prison. Yet, from my jail cell, I still dream, I dream every night.

My dream always involves football, I'm always the quarterback, and we always win the championship. Tomorrow, when I stand before the parole board, I hope to show them that I deserve a fresh start on life, a second chance. I will ask them to let me walk from this jail as a free man, a free man with a dream to play football again…

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Product ID: 12837


Grade 3-7 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-61570-782-9 | Lexile: 870 | GRL: T | English 

Dream Series – The Long Way Around:
From the Dream Series (Upper Level)


  • Engages students with athletes of diverse cultures who serve as role models to inspire readers to achieve their own goals
  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity

Key features:

  • Chapter discussion questions to support social emotional learning
  • Writing activities that challenge students to create essays in various writing modes

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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