145th Street

Short Stories

By Walter Dean Myers
(Ember, Paperback, 9780307976109, 192pp.)

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Library Binding, Mass Market Paperback, Prebound

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Description

A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. We get to know the oldest resident; the cop on the beat; fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie; Monkeyman; and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout. We meet Angela, who starts having prophetic dreams after her father is killed; Kitty, whose love for Mack pulls him back from the brink; and Big Joe, who wants a bang-up funeral while he's still around to enjoy it. Some of these stories are private, and some are the ones behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.


From the Paperback edition.




About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is a Newbery Honor-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hoops.




Praise For 145th Street

"Myers has a great natural style . . . and is completely at home in a Harlem depicted without adulation but with great affection." — The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

"Readers will find that they could settle in for hours and take it all in." — Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Fast, wry, and honest . . . the search for personal identity is at the heart of this lyrical collection, and so is the sense of the place." — Booklist, Boxed


From the Paperback edition.

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