145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers audiobook

145th Street: Short Stories

By Walter Dean Myers
Read by various narrators

Listening Library (Audio) 9780307976109
5.19 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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 ones 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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Summary

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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 ones behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.

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