All the Right Stuff (Paperback)

By Walter Dean Myers

Amistad Press, 9780061960895, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013



New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen's perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves together political philosophy, basketball, and making soup in Harlem, with the depth that defines his writing career.

After his father is shot and killed, Paul Dupree finds a summer job at a Harlem soup kitchen. Elijah, the soup man, questions Paul about tough life choices, even though Paul would rather be playing basketball. Over the summer, Paul begins to understand the importance of taking control of your life.

All the Right Stuff includes a Q&A between Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, coauthor of Kick.

Praise For All the Right Stuff

“Myers has cooked up a provocative novel that simmers long after its last pages.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“[E]ngrossing and fast-paced… a must-read novel.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[R]ewarding. A good fit for school libraries in which the social contract is taught or emphasized.”
-School Library Journal

“[B]egins with a bang.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)