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Biography

Debra Devi is an award-winning author and rock musician. Her screenplay and TV pilot are based on her #1 Amazon book Goodbye Homeboy: How My Students Drove Me Crazy and Inspired a Movement, co-authored with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) founder, Steve Mariotti.

Awards for Goodbye Homeboy, which reached #1 on 4 Amazon best-seller lists and #22 in Biographies, include:

2019 Author of the Year, American Human Rights Society

2020 Reviewers Choice Award for Education

2020 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Best Autobiography of the Year

2019 Nautilus Book Awards Winner

2020 Bronze Medal, eLit Book Awards for Best Memoir

2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Education

2020 Independent Press Gold Medal for Education

2020 Independent Press - Distinguished Favorite for Autobiography

2020 Gold Medal, San Francisco Book Festival Awards

GOODBYE HOMEBOY (PILOT)

Debra Devi
Comedy Drama

Sixteen special-ed teens have been expelled for violent crimes but are still entitled to an education. A failing young teacher is assigned to create a program for them in the gang-ridden Fort Apache section of the South Bronx. Can he rescue them--and himself?