Scorpions

Paperback | May 28, 2013

byWalter Dean Myers

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Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary!

When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers—including questions about juvenile detention facilities, gang life today, and friendship.

Also included are a sneak peek at Kick, by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster!

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In this tragic and utterly authentic 1989 Newbery Honor Book about two friends in contemporary Harlem, "Myers has captured the street milieu well, and the characters and the events ring all too true. . . . A dishearteningly effective tale of poverty and inverted values".--Booklist. ALA Notable Children's Book

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Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary!When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extr...

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Bad TroubleLately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive--Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the b...

Walter Dean Myers was theNew York Timesbestselling author ofMonster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Bo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.57 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064470660

ISBN - 13:9780064470667

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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From Our Editors

In this tragic and utterly authentic 1989 Newbery Honor Book about two friends in contemporary Harlem, "Myers has captured the street milieu well, and the characters and the events ring all too true. . . . A dishearteningly effective tale of poverty and inverted values".--Booklist. ALA Notable Children's Book

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"A book honored for its honesty, realism, and vitality." (1989 Newbery Award Committee.)