145th Street : Short Stories (Paperback)

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A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories from a Coretta Scott King Honor winner, set on one block of 145th Street.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780307976109
SKU 223631219
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307976106
Release Date 2/14/2012
Author Info
Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers's mother died when he was young, leaving his father to raise eight children alone. When he was three, Walter was taken in by a nearby couple, Herbert and Florence Dean, who moved with him to Harlem, New York. A speech impediment contributed to his unhappy time in school, although he did love to read and write. When he was 16 he won a prize in an essay contest, which encouraged him to continue his writing although he eventually dropped out of school and joined the Army. Afterward, he held a series of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. His first book for children, WHERE DOES THE DAY GO?, was published in 1969 after it won a competition sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children. Myers has been awarded the Newbery Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contributions to young adult literature.
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"As a whole, this is a model compilation of interconnected tales that are strong standing alone but stronger still standing together."
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First Line The way I see it, things happen on 145th street that don't happen anywhere else in the world.
Editors Note A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. We get to know the oldest resident; the cop on the beat; fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie; Monkeyman; and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout. We meet Angela, who starts having prophetic dreams after her father is killed; Kitty, whose love for Mack pulls him back from the brink; and Big Joe, who wants a bang-up funeral while he's still around to enjoy it. Some of these stories are private, and some are the ones behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.From the Paperback edition.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0151
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