An award-winning author, Volponi is uniquely qualified to tell this story because he taught on Rikers Island for six years. He originally wrote "Rikers" for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as "Rikers High."

Rikers High 2011, Speak, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142417782

Trade paperback

Rikers High 2010, Viking Books for Young Readers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670011070