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We Are America by Walter Dean Myers  

We Are America
By Walter Dean Myers

New York Times bestselling author, Walter Dean Myers and Caldecott Honor artist, Christopher Myers, the father and son team who created HARLEM, celebrate the freedom dream that is America: our struggles, our ideals, and our hope that we can live up to them.

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Carmen by Walter Dean Myers  

Carmen
By Walter Dean Myers

Passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in the dramatic updating of the enduring love story of the opera.
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Looking for the Easy Life by Walter Dean Myers  

Looking for the Easy Life
By Walter Dean Myers

Follow the search for the Easy Life with five monkeys from Monkey Island. A witty adventure with artist Lee Harper.

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Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman  

Kick
By Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman

Written in collaboration with a teenage writer, Ross Workman, this is the story of a young soccer-playing teen who gets into serious trouble with the law. Sergeant Brown agrees to mentor the young man.

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Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers  

Cruisers
By Walter Dean Myers

Zander Scott and his friends, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi are in trouble. Even though they are students at DaVinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented in Harlem, their grades are slipping and Mr. Culpepper, the assistant principal and chief executioner, is ready to be rid of them. The first book of a series that will have readers cheering for a group of outsiders who just may be the coolest kids in town.

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Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers  

Lockdown
By Walter Dean Myers

For fourteen-year-old Reese, it's hard to stay out of trouble when the code at Progress Center is survival of the fittest. Can he get a second chance, even if he's locked up in juvie jail?

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Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman  

Looking Like Me
By Walter Dean Myers with Christopher Myers

This jumping, jazzy, joyful picture book with artist Christopher Myers celebrates every child and every thing that child can be.

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Riot by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman  

Riot
By Walter Dean Myer

During a long, hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Fifteen-year-old Claire, the beloved daughter of a black father and Irish mother, finds herself torn between the warring side

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Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers  

Dope Sick
By Walter Dean Myers

"With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible..."

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Amiri and Odette  

Amiri & Odette
By Walter Dean Myers

"Set among the asphalt of a housing project and the concrete of a basketball court, Walter Dean Myers' compelling work is delivered with rhythms that twist, hover, pounce, and inspire. For Amiri and Odette, love is hard when the streets are mean. Their dance for two becomes a fight for three, and their only chance is to hold fast to the power of being together as one. Part poem, part love story, part rap and rhapsody, AMIRI AND ODETTE: A DANCE FOR TWO celebrates hearts that beat forever. Accompanied by the collage-on-cinder-block paintings of Javaka Steptoe, this genre-breaking volume sets a new stage for a classic story."

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Ida B. Wells, Let the Truth Be Told
By Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen

"An activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching, she used fierce determination and the power of the pen to educate the world about the unequal treatment of blacks in the United States. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of this legendary figure, which blends harmoniously with the historically detailed watercolor paintings of illustrator Bonnie Christensen. "

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Sunrise Over Fallujah
By Walter Dean Myers

In this new novel, Walter Dean Myers looks at a contemporary war with the same power and searing insight he brought to the Vietnam war of his classic, FALLEN ANGELS. He creates memorable characters like the book's narrator, Birdy, a young recruit from Harlem who's questioning why he even enlisted; Marla, a blond, tough-talking, wisecracking gunner; Jonesy, a guitar-playing bluesman who just wants to make it back to Georgia and open a club; and a whole unit of other young men and women and drops them incountry in Iraq, where they are supposed to help secure and stabilize Iraq and successfully interact with the Iraqi people. The young civil affairs soldiers soon find their definition of "winning" ever more elusive and their good intentions being replaced by terms like "survival" and "despair."

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Game
By Walter Dean Myers

Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren't. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach's new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won't let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It's all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is.
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Monster
By Walter Dean Myers

Steve (Voice-Over)
Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady prosecutor called me ... Monster.
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Street Love
By Walter Dean Myers

Have you ever loved someone from the wrong side of the tracks? Damien has everything going for him. His family wants him to date Roxanne. He falls for Junice, whose life is totally messed up. But Junice tells him that he's the one who needs the reality check.

Harlem meets Shakespeare in this fresh, original free-verse novel by Michael L. Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers.
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Autobiography of My Dead Brother
By Walter Dean Myers
Illustrated by Christopher Myers

s Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of Rise, he tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops.
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Bad Boy - A Memoir
By Walter Dean Myers

As a boy, Walter Dean Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously-he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer. But growing up in a poor family in Harlem, his hope for a successful future diminished as he came to realize fully the class and racial struggles that surrounded him. He began to doubt himself and the values that he had always relied on, attending high school less and less, turning to the streets and his books for comfort.
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Crystal
By Walter Dean Myers

Sixteen-year-old Crystal knows she's blessed. She is drop-dead gorgeous and in the beginning stages of a glamorous career as a model in New York City. At first, modeling is exciting. But soon, her life becomes less and less about her, and more and more about her body. Crystal wonders if her new life is worth giving up everything -- her friends, her beliefs, and her self-respect.
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