145th Street: Short Stories

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Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Ember
Publish Date
Pages
151
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307976109

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About the Author

1937-2014
Walter 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, eleven Coretta 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 "Reading is not optional." In his most-beloved books, Walter explored the themes of taking responsibility for your life and that everyone always gets a second chance.

Reviews

An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

AWARDS FOR WALTER DEAN MYERS:
New York Times Bestselling Author
3-Time National Book Award Finalist
Michael L. Printz Award
5 Coretta Scott King Awards
2 Newbery Honors
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature (2012-2013)
Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement
Children's Literature Legacy Award

PRAISE FOR WALTER DEAN MYERS:

"Myers has a great natural style . . . and is completely at home in a Harlem depicted without adulation but with great affection." --The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

"Readers will find that they could settle in for hours and take it all in." --Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Fast, wry, and honest . . . the search for personal identity is at the heart of this lyrical collection, and so is the sense of the place." --Booklist, Boxed