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50 Cent Publishes His First YA Book

50 Cent Playground

First Posted: 10/03/11 09:15 PM ET Updated: 12/03/11 05:12 AM ET

Entertainment Weekly:

Rapper and mogul Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is trying his hand at writing for teens and doing good at the same time. Jackson’s partially autobiographical novel Playground, following a troubled 13-year-old named Butterball, touches on his own experience being a former bully. As Jackson writes in the introduction — also excerpted below — one of the purposes of this book is to “show a kid who has become a bully — how and why that happened, and whether or not he can move past it.”

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Filed by Carolyn Gregoire  |