Why It's Worth Reading:
Walter Dean Myers is a YA genius. I would read anything that he wrote just because he wrote it. He creates realistic story lines and characters that demonstrate a perfect blend of gritty honesty and hope. His stories almost always feature characters of color living or working in urban settings, which is why this was the perfect book to read for my 2nd Diversity on the Shelf post. If you liked any of Myers' other books (like Monster or Lockdown), definitely read this book.
PublicationDate: April 23, 2013
Awards/Lists: Coretta Scott King Honor Book 2014
Does our library have it? Yes!