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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 is the renowned author of Autobiography of my Dead Brother; Shooter, a Children's Book Sense Summer Pick; Monster, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; The Dream Bearer; Handbook for Boys: A Novel; Bad Boy: A Memoir; and the Newbery Honor Books Scorpions and Somewhere in the Darkness. He wrote The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage; Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, illustrated by Ann Grifalconi; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly, both illustrated by Leonard Jenkins; and the Caldecott Honor Book Harlem and Blues Journey, both illustrated by Christopher Myers. He makes frequent appearances with the National Basketball Association's "Read to Achieve" program. Mr. Myers lives with his family in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Book Description Collins, 1990. 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. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,500grams, ISBN:9780001847897. Seller Inventory # 5723779
Book Description Collins, 1990. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: dw. 1st Thus. Ex-library. With dustwrapper. Blue covers, silver lettering. Label removed from front endpaper. Pages tanned. Seller Inventory # 80056
Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Seller Inventory # mon0000302552
Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # mon0000464177
Book Description Collins, London, 1990. Cloth. 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. Seller Inventory # 6131/135
Book Description Collins, London, 1990. Hard Cover. 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. Seller Inventory # 09I164