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Publisher Comments:

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!

Synopsis:

Bad Trouble

Lately 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 bread for Randy's appeal...

The story of twelve-year-old Jamal, whose life changes drastically when he acquires a gun. Though he survives the experience, it's not without sacrificing his innocence and possibly his relationship with his best friend.

Synopsis:

ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is a New York Timesbestselling and critically acclaimed author who has garnered much respect and admiration for his fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people. Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064470667
performance Narrated:
Peter Francis James.
Publisher:
Amistad
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Author:
by Walter Dean Myers
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Social Situations - Peer Pressure
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Audiocassettes
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Situations / Peer Pressure
Subject:
Situations / Violence
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
110
Publication Date:
April 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.99x4.17x.52 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 240 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064470667 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Bad Trouble

Lately 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 bread for Randy's appeal...

The story of twelve-year-old Jamal, whose life changes drastically when he acquires a gun. Though he survives the experience, it's not without sacrificing his innocence and possibly his relationship with his best friend.

"Synopsis" by , ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
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