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Juba!: A Novel
Juba!: A Novel Featured
Young Adult Fiction
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In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's last novel, he delivers a gripping story based on the life of a real dancer known as Master Juba, who lived in the nineteenth century. This engaging historical novel is based on the true story of the...
 
4.0
 
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Taking Aim
Young Adult Fiction
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Powerful, riveting, and real. Sixteen celebrated authors bring us raw, insightful stories that explore guns and teens in a fiction collection that is thought provoking and emotionally gripping. For fans of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Give a Boy a Gun, and with an array of YA talent like the...
 
5.0
 
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Darius & Twig
Darius & Twig Featured
Young Adult Fiction
1098   0
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 your own dream. Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair:...
 
4.0
 
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All the Right Stuff
Young Adult Fiction
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A provocative new novel from the national ambassador for young people's literature and the New York Times bestselling author of Monster Who's on top of the social food chain? How do you get ahead? Who makes the rules? Who needs to follow them? Paul DuPree is...
 
3.7
 
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Riot
Young Adult Fiction
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As the Civil War rages, another battle breaks out behind the lines. During a long hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Earlier that year, desperate for more Union soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln instituted...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Lockdown
Young Adult Fiction
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When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either. It seems as if the only progress that's going on...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Harlem Summer
Young Adult Fiction
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Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters, writers, and musicians. It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-yr-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz...
 
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3.0 (1)
Motown and Didi
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Motown lives in a burned-out building one floor above the rats, searching out jobs every day, working his muscles every night, keeping strong, surviving. Didi lives in her cool dream bubble, untouched by the Harlem heat that beats down on her brother until only drugs can soothe him. Didi escapes,...
 
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4.0 (1)
The Glory Field
Young Adult Fiction
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An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. "Those shackles didn't rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human." This is the story of one family. A family whose...
 
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3.0 (1)
Sunrise Over Fallujah
Young Adult Fiction
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From Walter Dean Myers comes a powerful and timely novel about the heroics and horror of war---a gripping companion to FALLEN ANGELS. Robin "Birdy" Perry, a new army recruit from Harlem, isn't quite sure why he joined the army, but he's sure where he's headed: Iraq. Birdy and the...
 
0.0
 
2.0 (1)
Shooter
Young Adult Fiction
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Cameron: "Deep inside, you know that whoever gets up in your face gets there because he knows you′re nothing, and he knows that you know it too." Carla: "What I′m trying to do is to get by -- not even get over, just get by." Leonard: "I have...
 
0.0
 
4.5 (2)
145th Street: Short Stories
Young Adult Fiction
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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...
 
4.0
 
4.8 (4)
Autobiography of My Dead Brother
Young Adult Fiction
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Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers has written a realistic urban novel that probes a fatal crisis in the life of two boys. Jesse, the book's narrator, and Rise are best friends, but as time passes, Rise grows increasingly alienated and unpredictable. Living in a neighborhood where gang fights and...
 
0.0
 
4.3 (3)
Crystal
Young Adult Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Crystal knows she's blessed. She is drop-dead gorgeous and in the beginning stages of a glamorous career as a model in New York City. At first, modeling is exciting. But soon, her life becomes less and less about her, and more and more about her body. Crystal wonders if...
 
0.0
 
3.5 (2)
Fallen Angels
Young Adult Fiction
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An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, this is the story of Perry, a Harlem...
 
0.0
 
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