145th Street: Short Stories

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Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 151 pages
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A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. We get to know the oldest resident; the cop on the beat; fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie; Monkeyman; and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout. We meet Angela, who starts having prophetic dreams after her father is killed; Kitty, whose love for Mack pulls him back from the brink; and Big Joe, who wants a bang-up funeral while he's still around to enjoy it. Some of these stories are private, and some are the stories behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

So this is my intro to Walter Dean Myers, who everyone recommends to middle schoolers. My son (7th grade) and I read the first two stories. Very urban setting, nothing we could relate to, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - moniabegum - LibraryThing

this book is a good book.. mostly about harlem. my favorite story is mack and kitty: a love story. it was so sad and depressing at the same time sweet and caring. this is probly the best story thruout the whole book and i love this one :D Read full review

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About the author (2000)

\Walter Dean Myers is a Newbery Honor— winning author of more than 50 books, including Hoops.

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