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Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters, writers, and musicians.

It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-yr-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his parents to get a job. As an assistant at The Crisis, a magazine for the "new Negro," Mark rubs shoulders with Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. He's invited to a party at Alfred Knopf's place. He's making money, but not enough, and when piano player Fats Waller entices him and his buddies to make some fast cash, Mark finds himself crossing the gangster Dutch Schultz.

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"Myers's (Monster) historical novel pays tribute to the many well-known African-Americans on the rise during Harlem's Renaissance, through the eyes of 16-year-old Mark Purvis. It's the summer of 1925, and Mark's family has just received a financial setback, making it impossible to send Mark's older brother to college. Mark wants to help out, but well-paying jobs are hard to find. He thinks his job at The Crisis, a magazine that promotes Dr. W.E.B. DuBois's concept of 'the New Negro' is fine, but not very exciting, and while he befriends the poet Langston Hughes, he longs to play jazz with the great Fats Waller. When Fats offers Mark a way to make some fast cash, he feels funny about it ('You didn't make no five dollars in one night unless you were doing something a little on the shady side') but agrees, hoping he can parlay it into a chance to jam with Fats. But the job goes awry and Mark winds up the fall guy. He has to set things right (a shipment of bootleg is stolen) or deal with the mob. Myers's humorous coming-of-age story reflects the paradoxically playful yet dangerous atmosphere of the 1920s. At the same time, readers learn about the many contributions African-Americans have made to this nation, underscored by the brief bios and photos in the concluding pages. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In 1925 Harlem, 16-year-old Mark Purvis wants a chance to play saxophone for piano-playing jazz great Fats Waller. Fats offers another opportunity first--a simple delivery job for some fast cash. However, gangster Dutch Schultz wants in on the deal, in this poignant, often hilarious coming-of-age novel.In 1925 Harlem, 16-year-old Mark Purvis wants a chance to play saxophone for piano-playing jazz great Fats Waller. Fats offers another opportunity first--a simple delivery job for some fast cash. However, gangster Dutch Schultz wants in on the deal, in this poignant, often hilarious coming-of-age novel.

Synopsis:

In 1925 Harlem, 16-year-old Mark Purvis wants a chance to play saxophone for piano-playing jazz great Fats Waller. Fats offers another opportunity first--a simple delivery job for some fast cash. However, gangster Dutch Schultz wants in on the deal, in this poignant, often hilarious coming-of-age novel.

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author an award-winning body of work which includes, SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS, SLAM!, and MONSTER. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Awards, and three National Book Award Finalists citations. In addition, he is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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very captivating at fisrt the there is a sudden change in style to humourous genre very intriging a five star book indeed
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This was an exciting book that I would recommend to any high schooler. I'm getting ready to do an essay and booktalk on it because of its excellence. :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439368438
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Illustrator:
Myers, Walter Deam
Author:
Myers, Walter Deam
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Performing Arts - Music
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Harlem renaissance
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Myers's (Monster) historical novel pays tribute to the many well-known African-Americans on the rise during Harlem's Renaissance, through the eyes of 16-year-old Mark Purvis. It's the summer of 1925, and Mark's family has just received a financial setback, making it impossible to send Mark's older brother to college. Mark wants to help out, but well-paying jobs are hard to find. He thinks his job at The Crisis, a magazine that promotes Dr. W.E.B. DuBois's concept of 'the New Negro' is fine, but not very exciting, and while he befriends the poet Langston Hughes, he longs to play jazz with the great Fats Waller. When Fats offers Mark a way to make some fast cash, he feels funny about it ('You didn't make no five dollars in one night unless you were doing something a little on the shady side') but agrees, hoping he can parlay it into a chance to jam with Fats. But the job goes awry and Mark winds up the fall guy. He has to set things right (a shipment of bootleg is stolen) or deal with the mob. Myers's humorous coming-of-age story reflects the paradoxically playful yet dangerous atmosphere of the 1920s. At the same time, readers learn about the many contributions African-Americans have made to this nation, underscored by the brief bios and photos in the concluding pages. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In 1925 Harlem, 16-year-old Mark Purvis wants a chance to play saxophone for piano-playing jazz great Fats Waller. Fats offers another opportunity first--a simple delivery job for some fast cash. However, gangster Dutch Schultz wants in on the deal, in this poignant, often hilarious coming-of-age novel.In 1925 Harlem, 16-year-old Mark Purvis wants a chance to play saxophone for piano-playing jazz great Fats Waller. Fats offers another opportunity first--a simple delivery job for some fast cash. However, gangster Dutch Schultz wants in on the deal, in this poignant, often hilarious coming-of-age novel.
"Synopsis" by , In 1925 Harlem, 16-year-old Mark Purvis wants a chance to play saxophone for piano-playing jazz great Fats Waller. Fats offers another opportunity first--a simple delivery job for some fast cash. However, gangster Dutch Schultz wants in on the deal, in this poignant, often hilarious coming-of-age novel.
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