Thursday, May 17, 2012

all the right stuff

All the Right Stuff [Hardcover]

Walter Dean Myers 

  • Reading level:
     Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006196087X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061960871

  • A provocative new novel from the national ambassador for young people's literature and the New York Times bestselling author of Monster
    Who's on top of the social food chain? How do you get ahead? Who makes the rules? Who needs to follow them?
    Paul DuPree is working at a soup kitchen in Harlem the summer his father dies, just trying to get by. But Elijah, the soup man, won't stop talking about the social contract and asking Paul questions about heavy-duty things. Paul has never thought about this stuff. He'd rather hang out with Keisha, an unwed teen mom whose basketball skills rival his own.
    Then Sly, a notorious Harlem big shot, shows up. Paul is both intrigued and intimidated by Sly and his conspiracy theories, and for once he starts contemplating how you really get ahead in life. As the talk of what-ifs turns into reality, Paul realizes his summer is about more than getting by—it's about taking charge of your life.

    About the Author

    Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of KickLockdownDope SickGameStreet LoveThe Autobiography of My Dead BrotherHandbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.
    His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit to find out more!
    Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.
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