Alan Lawrence Sitomer is California's 2007 Teacher of the Year. In
addition to being an inner-city high school English teacher and
professor in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount
University, Mr. Sitomer is a nationally renowned speaker
specializing in engaging reluctant readers who received the
2004 award for Classroom Excellence from the Southern California Teachers of English and the 2003 Teacher of the Year honor from California Literacy. Homeboyz is the final volume in his young adult trilogy of novels that began with The Hoopster and Hip-Hop High School. Alan is also the author of Hip-Hop
Poetry and The Classics, a text used in classrooms across the United States to engage disengaged students.