Synopses & Reviews
For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for
teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with
a teen, Ross Workman.
Kevin Johnson is a great kid and skilled soccer player. With attitude.
Then he ends up in jail.
Sergeant Brown is a tough cop and Kevin's mentor.
If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around.
Before it's too late.
About the Author
Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers was the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people. His nonfiction includes We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart
; Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom
; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
; Malcom X: A Fire Burning Brightly
; and Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam
, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. His illustrious list of young adult novels includes Darius & Twig
; All the Right Stuff
; Dope Sick
; Autobiography of My Dead Brother
; New York Times
, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; and many more. He was a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree.
When Ross Workman was thirteen, he wrote a fan email to his favorite author. When Walter Dean Myers wrote back and asked him whether he would be interested in writing a book, Ross was amazed—and incredibly excited. Four years later, Ross is seventeen and in eleventh grade. In addition to writing, Ross plays a sport every season: high school soccer in the fall, high school wrestling in the winter, and club travel soccer in the spring. He lives in New Jersey.