The Cruisers (The News Crew, Book 1) (Paperback)

By Walter Dean Myers

Scholastic Press, 9780545828741, 144pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

List Price: 6.99*
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Description

School is hard enough, but when you're misfits on a mission, you're really put to the test. The re-launch of a popular middle-grade series by Walter Dean Myers.



Zander and his crew are underdogs at DaVinci Academy, one of the best Gifted and Talented schools in Harlem. But even these kids who are known as losers can win by speaking up. When they start their own school newspaper, stuff happens. Big stuff. Loud stuff. Stuff nobody expects. Mr. Culpepper, the Assistant Principal and Chief Executioner, is ready to rid of Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi - until they prove that their writing packs enough power to keep the peace and show what it means to stand up for a cause.


About the Author

The late Walter Dean Myers was the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He was the critically acclaimed NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of an award-winning body of work which includes SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS, SLAM!, and MONSTER. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Book Awards, and three National Book Award Finalist citations. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award.


Praise For The Cruisers (The News Crew, Book 1)

PRAISE FOR CRUISERS:



* "Fleet pacing, spot-on voice, good characters, great dialogue, smart ideas, and an unusual story that can maneuver whip-quick from light to heavy and back again." -- Booklist, starred review



"Readers will look forward to further tales of these kids as they navigate the high seas of middle school life." -- Kirkus Reviews



"Thought-provoking . . ." -- Publishers Weekly



"The Cruisers are a thoughtful, mouthy bunch . . . watch them set off metaphorical fireworks . . ." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books