Introduction as shown in Ghetto Cowboy Teacher's Guide (Candlewick Press) Useful source for chapter review and discussion questions.

Watch this video Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Travel Video Profile

Get to know the real Ghetto Cowboys of East Philadelphia

Meet some of the people who take care of the horses. They are called Urban Cowboys.

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Visit Candlewick Press and click on "Listen to the audio book sample"

To read a sample of Ghetto Cowboy click on the horse.

Visit author G. Neri's website

Visit illustrator Jesse Joshua Watson's website

Cole is named after John Coltrane, a famous jazz musician. Visit this website to view photos, videos, and learn more about John Coltrane and understand why he had such a big impact on American culture.

Suggested music to accompany book chapters per Candlewick Press

Chapter 17: "Celebration" by Kool & the GangHorse8.jpg

Chapter 21: "Cowboys Come in Black Too" Video

Chapter 24: "After the Rain" by John Coltrane

Chapter 32: “We Will Rock You” by Queen (song with lyrics)

Chapter 34: “I’m Spartacus” from the movie Spartacus

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Horse coloring sheets
Coloring Sheet 1 from: Dress Your Horse

Cowboy and his horse from Dress Your Horse

For further research on Ghetto Cowboys or Street Riders try these websites:

Wall Street Journal includes a very good slideshow.

Life magazine "Street Riders"
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Greg Neri
Jesse Joshua Johnson
Candlewick Press
Dress Your Horse
Horse Images courtesy of