Walter Dean Myers The Mouse Rap

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The Mouse Rap

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During an eventful summer in Harlem, fourteen-year-old Mouse and his friends fall in and out of love and search for a hidden treasure from the days of Al Capone

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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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Grade 6-10-- A novel written with a light touch, blending inner-city adventure with family and peer relationships. Diminutive Frederick, 14 and known as the Mouse, punctuates his tale of the search for hidden 1930s gangland treasure with rap verses and phrases. Mouse and his friends are intrigued by a local TV news broadcast that reveals the possiblity of nearby hidden treasure that was amassed by an Al Capone contemporary, Tiger Moran. Mouse discovers that his friend Sheri's grandfather and the still-living Sudden Sam once worked for Tiger Moran and have a vague recollection of the money's whereabouts. Through a mock bank robbery, the old timers and the teenagers find the $50,000 in an abandoned building. When he is not searching for treasure, Mouse is sorting out his feelings for his once estranged father, his amorous, unpredictable girlfriend, and his sometimes aloof friend, Styx. Myers' style is sure to win readers, as is his story about quick-thinking, fast-talking Mouse, whose banter reveals both independence and vulnerability. An upbeat, entertaining tale. --Gerry Larson, Chewning Junior High School, Durham, NC
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