Childrens Walter Dean Myers Scorpions

ISBN 13: 9780060243647

Scorpions

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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.

1989 Newbery Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1988 (ALA)
1988 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
1989 Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA)
The USA Through Children's Books 1990 (ALA)
Young Adult Choices for 1990 (IRA)
1989 Judy Lopez Children's Books Award, Honorable Mention
Children's Books of 1988 (Library of Congress)
1989 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

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Bad Trouble

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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