An Urban Adaptation of the Opera
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When Escamillo rolls into town, everyone takes notice of the Latino Jay-Z a quadruple-threat singer/rapper/producer/businessman. But he only notices one person Carmen. And Carmen has given up on Jose he's not going to get her out of her tough neighborhood, "el barrio," and into the action. Escamillo will.
But Jose won t let that happen.
Passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in this modern retelling of an enduring love story.
Egmont USA, 9781606841921, 122pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
About the Author
Myers has received many awards and honors for his work, including two Newbery Honor Awards, the first Michael L. Printz Award, five Coretta Scott King Awards, the Margaret Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the new Virginia Hamilton Coretta Scott King Lifetime Achievement Award.
Walter Dean Myers grew up in New York City s Harlem, where he sets this retelling of Carmen. You can visit him online at www.walterdeanmyers.net."