For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Ty, is turning into someone David doesn't know anymore -- or trust. And his mom is struggling to hold everything together.
But then David meets Mr. Moses, an elderly man who tells him that dreams are the key to understanding reality. And with Mr. Moses's gift of dreams, David begins to see the world through his father's eyes.
Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers weaves a richly layered tale of a boy's journey of self-discovery and the acceptance and compassion he learns along the way.
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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.
Peter Francis James has starred in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, as well as on such television programs as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New York Undercover and State of Affairs.From AudioFile:
Twelve-year-old David has family problems. He suspects that his brother is a junkie. His mother feels the strain of trying to create a community shelter for the homeless in the face of opposition, including some in her own home from David's mentally unstable father. David's summer is complicated further by the mysterious Mr. Moses, who teaches David about the power of dreams. Peter Francis James does a great job portraying an African-American adolescent. His voice is rich, reflective, and melodic. The music at the end of each tape side adds a touch of ambience. Myers and James give listeners a treat--straight from 145th Street. J.M.S. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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