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145th Street: Short Stories

Written by Walter Dean MyersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Walter Dean Myers


· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· eBook · November 13, 2001 · $7.99 · 978-0-385-72984-0 (0-385-72984-7)
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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.