145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers audiobook

145th Street: Short Stories

By Walter Dean Myers
Read by various narrators

Listening Library 9780307976109
5.19 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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From the award-winning author of Monster, this collection of powerful and poignant stories about 145th Streetan unforgettable block in the heart of Harlem—celebrates African-American life in all of its glory. “Myers is a master.” —The New York Times Book Review On Harlem’s 145th Street, things happen that don’t happen anywhere else in the world. Get to know Big Joe, who’s throwing his own funeral while he’s here to enjoy it, and everyone’s invited. Meet Kitty and Mack, teens with a love story more real than anything they’ve ever known. Follow Monkeyman, the quietest kid on the block and the last person you’d expect the Tigros gang to target. And don’t miss the block party of the year—the whole neighborhood will be there. From danger and despair to hilarity and joy, literary legend Walter Dean Myers captures every mood and every beat of life in this vibrant Harlem.  Stories and and touching tributes from authors, artists, and literary legends reflecting on Myer’s legacy are narrated by: Brandon Gill  Almarie Guerra Johnny Heller Dominic Hoffman Sullivan Jones JaQwan J. Kelly Adenrele Ojo Paula Parker Heather Alicia Simms Bahni Turpin

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From the award-winning author of Monster, this collection of powerful and poignant stories about 145th Streetan unforgettable block in the heart of Harlem—celebrates African-American life in all of its glory. “Myers is a master.” —The New York Times Book Review On Harlem’s 145th Street, things happen that don’t happen anywhere else in the world. Get to know Big Joe, who’s throwing his own funeral while he’s here to enjoy it, and everyone’s invited. Meet Kitty and Mack, teens with a love story more real than anything they’ve ever known. Follow Monkeyman, the quietest kid on the block and the last person you’d expect the Tigros gang to target. And don’t miss the block party of the year—the whole neighborhood will be there. From danger and despair to hilarity and joy, literary legend Walter Dean Myers captures every mood and every beat of life in this vibrant Harlem.  Stories and and touching tributes from authors, artists, and literary legends reflecting on Myer’s legacy are narrated by: Brandon Gill  Almarie Guerra Johnny Heller Dominic Hoffman Sullivan Jones JaQwan J. Kelly Adenrele Ojo Paula Parker Heather Alicia Simms Bahni Turpin

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fast, wry, and honest . . . the search for personal identity is at the heart of this lyrical collection, and so is the sense of the place. Booklist, Boxed
Readers will find that they could settle in for hours and take it all in. Publishers Weekly, Starred
Myers has a great natural style . . . and is completely at home in a Harlem depicted without adulation but with great affection. The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

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Author Bio: Walter Dean Myers

Author Bio: Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 5.19
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English