Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary!
When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. 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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Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack.
All the gang jive--Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal...
The story of twelve-year-old Jamal, whose life changes drastically when he acquires a gun. Though he survives the experience, it's not without sacrificing his innocence and possibly his relationship with his best friend.About the Author:
Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002684326
Book Description Collins, 1990. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5723779
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0001847899G
Book Description Collins, 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: dw. 1st Thus. Ex-library. With dustwrapper. Blue covers, silver lettering. Label removed from front endpaper. Pages tanned. Bookseller Inventory # 80056
Book Description Collins, London, 1990. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. 216pp. HARDCOVER. Dustwrapper will be supplied in protective sleeve or lyfjacket. Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 6131/135
Book Description Collins, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First UK. dj (price unclipped), slight wear on edges, front flap creased, blue boards with gilt lettering, corners a little bumped, name on flyleaf, some foxing, a few page corners slightly creased, else vg. 8vo, 216pp. 'Scorpions' is a thoughtful book about the troubled life of a 12year old, being forced to take over as head of a notorious gang, while his brother is in jail. The author is a Newbery Honor Book winner, as well as a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Bookseller Inventory # 09I164