Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff (Paperback)

By Walter Dean Myers

Puffin Books, 9780140326130, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1988



Stuff doesn't know anyone when he first moves to 116th Street. But all of that changes when he meets Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Gloria. Stuff and the gang grow close that eventful year, and nothing is ever like it again. That's the year modern science gets them all in jail; Stuff falls in love and is unfaithful; and Cool Clyde and Fast Sam win the dance contest-almost.

About the Author

1937 2014Walter Dean Myers s fiction and nonfiction books have reached millions of young people. A prolific author of more than one hundred titles, he received every major award in the field of children s literature. He wrote two Newbery Honor Books, elevenCoretta Scott King Award winners, three National Book Award finalists, and the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. He also received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was a 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Award numerous times. From 2012 to 2013, he served as the National Ambassador for Young People s Literature with the platform Readingis not optional. In his most-beloved books, Walter explored the themes of taking responsibility for your life and that everyone always getsa second chance."

Praise For Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff

Alternately funny [and] sad, but always very natural and appealing. (School Library Journal)