Scorpions (Hardcover)

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In this tragic and utterly authentic 1989 Newbery Honor Book about two friends in contemporary Harlem, "Myers has captured the street milieu well, and the characters and the events ring all too true. . . . A dishearteningly effective tale of poverty and inverted values."--"Booklist." ALA Notable Children's Book.

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Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9780833542335
SKU 30933065
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0833542338
Release Date 7/25/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.5L x 0.75T
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.
Praise
"Myers writes with candor and an eye for the strange world in which dreams and despair somehow coexist...A realistic, spare, and almost unbearably sad story."
"A dishearteningly effective tale of poverty and inverted values."
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Annotation Jamal is afraid of the gang that rules his neighborhood, especially since it landed his older brother Randy in jail. But Randy wants the 12-year-old Jamal to take his place as the leader of the Scorpions. Even though his mother, sister, and best friend Tito try to talk him out of it, Jamal tries to be a stand-in for his brother. Violence soon erupts as the older gang members move in on him when Jamal tries to escape--with the gun the Scorpions gave him.
Editors Note After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Turtleback Books

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