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What They Found: Love on 145th Streetby Walter Dean Myers
Synopses & Reviews
WALTER DEAN MYERS returns to the world of 145th Street: Short Stories to show how love can be found, and thrive, in the most unlikely places. Curtis finds love in Iraq as he struggles to stay alive in a war he doesn't want to fight, and Letha discovers her own beauty in the love of her child. There is the "good daughter" who realizes that there's only one way to help her brother and her family. Other stories center on the daily drama of the Curl-E-Que beauty shop, or capture the slapstick side of passion.
Fifteen interrelated stories explore different aspects of love, such as a dying father's determination to help start a family business--a beauty salon--and the relationship of two teens who plan to remain celibate until they marry.
About the Author
Walter Dean Myers has written over fifty books, which have received numerous awards, including two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King
Awards, and four Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors. He lives in New Jersey.
Table of Contents
The fashion show, grand opening, and bar-b-que memorial service — What would Jesus do? — Mama — The life you need to have — Burn — Some men are just funny that way — Jump at the sun — Law and order — The man thing — Society for the Preservation of Sorry-Butt Negroes — Madonna — The real deal — Marisol and Skeeter — Poets and plumbers — Combat zone.
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