Somewhere in the Darkness

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Scholastic, 1992 - African Americans - 168 pages
72 Reviews
Jimmy hasn't seen his father in nine years. But one day he comes back -- on the run from the law. Together, the two of them travel across the country -- where Jimmy's dad will find the man who can exonerate him of the crime for which he was convicted. Along the way, Jimmy discovers a lot about his father and himself -- and that while things can't always be fixed, sometimes they can be understood and forgiven.

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The writing is compelling. - Goodreads
Short, easy to read. - Goodreads
The book had an excellent plot. - Goodreads
Walter Dean Meyers is a great writer. - Goodreads
High interest low readability (630 Lexile). - Goodreads

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

The first Myers book I've read, and well worth the time. The precision of the descriptions and the dialogue, even when the subject of those descriptions is oblique, is very engaging. Read full review

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User Review  - Alonzo Antolin - Goodreads

in the story 'Somewhere in the darkness",a story that brings a long lost father and his son on a adventure they will never forget. The story had a lot of funny moments and crazy scenes that Jimmy and ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76.

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