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Below is a list of 26 the books by this author.

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BAD BOY
By: walter myers | Published: May 2002

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. D...

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don’t miss this memoir by a former National Ambassador of Books for Young People! As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the most important voices of our time.

  • ISBN
    9780064472883
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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DARIUS & TWIG
By: walter myers | Published: April 2014

New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a ...

New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author of Monster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever. Maria Russo, writing in the New York Times, included Darius & Twig on her list of "great kids' books with diverse characters." She commented: "The late Myers, one of the greats and a champion of diversity in children’s books well before the cause got mainstream attention, is at his elegant, heartfelt best in this 2013 novel. It’s about two friends growing up in Harlem, one a writer, one an athlete, facing daily challenges and trying to dream of a brighter future."

  • ISBN
    9780061728259
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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DOPE SICK
By: walter myers | Published: February 2010

Theme: Drugs & Addiction

  • ISBN
    9780061214790
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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FALLEN ANGELS
By: walter myers | Published: May 2008

After graduating from high school, Richie Perry signs up for the army and gets shipped off to Vietnam. In a battlefield jungle where every move can me...

After graduating from high school, Richie Perry signs up for the army and gets shipped off to Vietnam. In a battlefield jungle where every move can mean the difference between death and survival, Richie meets Peewee, Lobel, Johnson, and Brunner. They all came there for different reasons, but now they share a single dream-getting out alive. Fallen Angels, still just as timely and stirring as it was two decades ago, is now available in a special 20th anniversary edition.

Theme: War/Children and War, Reluctant Readers

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    9780545055765
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS THE LION WHO WROTE HI
By: walter myers | Published: January 2017

Theme: Social Justice , Black History

  • ISBN
    9780060277093
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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GAME
By: walter myers | Published: February 2009

Theme: Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9780060582968
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of GREATEST MUHAMMAD ALI
GREATEST MUHAMMAD ALI
By: walter myers | Published: October 2018

An inspiring biography of Muhammad Ali from the legendary Walter Dean Myers, reissued under Scholastic Focus for a new generation. From his childhood...

An inspiring biography of Muhammad Ali from the legendary Walter Dean Myers, reissued under Scholastic Focus for a new generation. From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement -- and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm -- only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.

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    9781338290141
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    Paperback
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    Biography (individual)
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HBK FOR BOYS
By: walter myers | Published: April 2003

Jimmy and Kevin could really use a guide to life. Their activities almost land them in juvenile detention until Duke employs them in his Harlem barber...

Jimmy and Kevin could really use a guide to life. Their activities almost land them in juvenile detention until Duke employs them in his Harlem barbershop. Duke has rules for everything. But is he offering good advice or just more aggravation? In the groundbreaking tradition of the award-winning Monster and Bad Boy: A Memoir, Walter Dean Myers fashions a complex, layered novel about the rules for success. Handbook for Boys is the book that he wishes he could have read while growing up. It is also the book young people need to read today. Ages 10+

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    9780064409308
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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HOOPS
By: walter myers | Published: February 2012

By the groundbreaking author of the award-winning Monster–a visionary who influenced and inspired a generation–this fast-paced and poign...

By the groundbreaking author of the award-winning Monster–a visionary who influenced and inspired a generation–this fast-paced and poignant story reveals the fierce underworld of sports. All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance—but sold out. As the tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose the championship. As the last seconds of the game tick away, Lonnie and Cal must make a decision. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime?    An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults     AWARDS FOR WALTER DEAN MYERS: New York Times Bestselling Author 3-Time National Book Award Finalist Michael L. Printz Award 5 Coretta Scott King Awards 2 Newbery Honors National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (2012-2013) Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement Children’s Literature Legacy Award                                                                          

Theme: Sports - Basketball

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    9780307976116
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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INVASION
By: walter myers | Published: May 2015

Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War II. Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future. T...

Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War II. Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future. Their whole lives are ahead of them, yet at the same time, death's whisper is everywhere. One white, one black, these young men have nothing in common and everything in common as they approach an experience that will change them forever. It's May 1944. World War II is ramping up, and so are these young recruits, ready and eager. In small towns and big cities all over the globe, people are filled with fear. When Josiah and Marcus come together in what will be the greatest test of their lives, they learn hard lessons about race, friendship, and what it really means to fight. Set on the front lines of the Normandy invasion, this novel, rendered with heart-in-the-throat precision, is a cinematic masterpiece. Here we see the bold terror of war, and also the nuanced havoc that affects a young person's psyche while living in a barrack, not knowing if today he will end up dead or alive.

Theme: War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780545384292
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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JAZZ
By: walter myers | Published: September 2006

There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz   Fifteen p...

There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz   Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and dancers to convey the history and breadth of this unique musical style. From bebop to New Orleans, from ragtime to boogie, and every style in between, Jazz takes readers on a musical journey from jazz's beginnings to the present day. Created by a celebrated father-son team, Jazz is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Kirkus Best Children's Books Editor's Choice. In addition to its colorful and lyrical celebration, the book includes a brief introductory essay about the history and form of jazz, as well as a timeline and glossary of jazz terms. Coretta Scott King Award Honor for illustration ALA Notable Children's Book Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Publishers Weekly's 100 Best Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice Booklist Editor's Choice Booklist Top Ten in Black History Book Link's Best New Books for the Classroom Golden Kite Award: Picture Book Text

Theme: Black History

  • ISBN
    9780823415458
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    The Arts - Music, Art, Architecture
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LOCKDOWN
By: walter myers | Published: February 2011

Theme: Crime

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    9780061214820
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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MALCOLM X BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
By: walter myers | Published: December 2019

A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers. As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm ...

A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers. As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At 19 he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At 20 he was in prison. It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. Few men in American history are as controversial or compelling as Malcolm X. In this Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Walter Dean Myers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict, troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy.

Theme: Social Justice

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    9781338309850
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    Paperback
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    Biography (individual)
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MONSTER
By: walter myers | Published: September 2001

FADE IN: INTERIOR: Early morning in CELL BLOCK D, MANHATTAN DETENTION CENTER. Steve (Voice-Over) Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle o...

FADE IN: INTERIOR: Early morning in CELL BLOCK D, MANHATTAN DETENTION CENTER. Steve (Voice-Over) Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady prosecutor called me ... Monster.

Theme: Crime

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    9780064407311
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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MONSTER A GRAPHIC NOVEL
By: walter myers | Published: September 2015

A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of...

A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions how his ordeal would play out on the big screen. Guy A. Sims, the acclaimed author of the Brotherman series of comic books, collaborated with his brother, the illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, in this thrilling black-and-white graphic novel adaption of Monster. Monster was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is also now a major motion picture called All Rise starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky. Fans of Monster and of the work of Walter Dean Myers—and even kids who think they don't like to read—will devour this graphic adaptation.

  • ISBN
    9780062275004
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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MONSTER A GRAPHIC NOVEL
By: walter myers | Published: October 2015

A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of...

A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions how his ordeal would play out on the big screen. Guy A. Sims, the acclaimed author of the Brotherman series of comic books, collaborated with his brother, the illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, in this thrilling black-and-white graphic novel adaption of Monster. Monster was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is also now a major motion picture called All Rise starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky. Fans of Monster and of the work of Walter Dean Myers—and even kids who think they don't like to read—will devour this graphic adaptation.

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    9780062274991
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    Paperback
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    Graphic Novel Children's
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MUHAMMAD ALI - THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION
By: walter myers | Published: January 2010

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, m...

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me." He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. His very first boxing coach, former police officer Joe Martin, told him, "You better learn how to fight before you start challenging people." Once considered the underdog, Cassius, later known as Muhammad Ali, would eventually win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers recounts the champ's most famous fights and examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend Muhammad Ali. The bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

Theme: Black History, Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780060291310
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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NEWS CREW 01 CRUISERS
By: walter myers | Published: August 2015

The re-launch of Walter Dean Myers' popular middle-grade series! Zander and his crew are underdogs at DaVinci Academy, one of the best Gifted and Tal...

The re-launch of Walter Dean Myers' popular middle-grade series! Zander and his crew are underdogs at DaVinci Academy, one of the best Gifted and Talented schools in Harlem. But even these kids who are known as losers can win by speaking up. When they start their own school newspaper, stuff happens. Big stuff. Loud stuff. Stuff nobody expects. Mr. Culpepper, the Assistant Principal and Chief Executioner, is ready to get rid of Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi--until they prove that their writing packs enough power to keep the peace and show what it means to stand up for a cause.

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    9780545828741
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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NEWS CREW 02 CHECKMATE
By: walter myers | Published: August 2015

The late WALTER DEAN MYERS was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsel...

The late WALTER DEAN MYERS was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of an award-winning body of work which includes Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Monster. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Book Awards, and three National Book Award Finalist citations. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award.

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    9780545828758
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NEWS CREW 03 A STAR IS BORN
By: walter myers | Published: August 2015

The re-launch of Walter Dean Myers' popular middle-grade series! An alternative school newspaper published by Zander and his crew is alive and well. ...

The re-launch of Walter Dean Myers' popular middle-grade series! An alternative school newspaper published by Zander and his crew is alive and well. And now there's plenty to report on when LaShonda steps into the spotlight with her costume designs for an upcoming play. LaShonda's designs get rave reviews, but she soon learns that show business is filled with challenges and choices. LaShonda is forced to consider what's more important--fame, or loyalty to her autistic brother. Whether she gets a standing ovation or the curtain pulled down on her is up to LaShonda. And she can't help but wonder if her friends have got her back and will be there for her whether she's center stage or waiting in the wings.

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    9780545828765
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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NEWS CREW 04 OH SNAP
By: walter myers | Published: August 2015

The re-launch of Walter Dean Myers' popular middle-grade series! Zander and his friends are in trouble - again. The freedom of expression they've enj...

The re-launch of Walter Dean Myers' popular middle-grade series! Zander and his friends are in trouble - again. The freedom of expression they've enjoyed by publishing their own school newspaper has spread all the way to England, where kids from a school "across the pond" are now contributors to their own school's most talked-about publication. When photos start to go alongside the articles written by kids, things get suspicious. Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, Bobbi - and a bunch of students from Harlem's DaVinci Academy and London's Phoenix School - come to learn that words and pictures in a newspaper don't always tell the whole story.

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    9780545828772
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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ON A CLEAR DAY
By: walter myers | Published: October 2015

In 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the wor...

In 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the world in hopes of stopping C8, the companies that control nearly everything for their own benefit.

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    9780385387569
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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SCORPIONS
By: walter myers | Published: September 1995

The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice o...

The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence and the struggle to steer clear of violence. This Newbery Honor Book will challenge young men to consider their own decisions as they come of age in a complex and often frustrating society. Pushed by a bully to fight and nagged by his principal, Jamal is having a difficult time staying in school. His home life is not much better, with his mother working her fingers to the bone to try to earn the money for an appeal for Jamal's jailed older brother, Randy. Jamal wants to do the right thing and help earn the money to free his brother by working, but he's afraid to go against the Scorpions. Jamal eventually pulls free of the gang's bad influence, but only through the narrowest of escapes. Walter Dean Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, sensitively explores the loyalty and love between friends faced with hard choices. Scorpions is 25 years old, but the issues of poverty and violence make it a timeless powerful read—sadly as relevant as ever. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers—including questions about juvenile detention facilities, gang life today, and friendship. Also included are a sneak peek at Kick, by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster.

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    9780064470667
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    Young Adult Fiction
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SHOOTER
By: walter myers | Published: April 2005

The groundbreaking and widely praised novel about a school shooting, from the acclaimed author of Monster. Multiple narratives, a personal journal, a...

The groundbreaking and widely praised novel about a school shooting, from the acclaimed author of Monster. Multiple narratives, a personal journal, and newspaper and police reports add perspective and pull readers into the story. "Questions of guilt and innocence drive the plot and stay with the reader," said Hazel Rochman in a starred Booklist review. "Highly readable." "A haunting story that uncovers the pain of several high school students," according to Teenreads.com. "It explores the tragedies of school violence and how the result of bullying can go to the most dramatic extreme. Myers has a gift for expressing the voices of his characters. Shooter is not a light read, but it will leave you reeling."

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    9780064472906
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    Paperback
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    Young Adult Fiction
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SLAM
By: walter myers | Published: May 2008

Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones to make it all the way to t...

Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones to make it all the way to the top. But his failing grades and volatile temper are becoming obstacles to the success he yearns for. Slam's going one-on-one with his future, and it's a showdown he can't afford to lose.

  • ISBN
    9780545055741
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    Paperback
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    Intermediate Fiction
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