Kick by Walter Dean Myers audiobook

Kick

By Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman
Read by Peter Francis James and Michael Smith Rivera

HarperTeen
3.78 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780062036513

For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with a teen, Ross Workman. Kevin Johnson is thirteen years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble . . . until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

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Summary

Summary

For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with a teen, Ross Workman.

Kevin Johnson is thirteen years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble . . . until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Intriguing…convincing and sympathetic.” Publishers Weekly
“An interesting joint effort…This approach works quite well in terms of narrative voice, as Myers’ more polished style reflects an adult perspective, while Workman’s less-refined prose seems appropriate to his character’s outlook and experience…Should have wide appeal to soccer fans, aspiring writers, and boys from difficult family circumstances who are trying to figure out how to make their way in the world.” School Library Journal
“Workman is a genuine talent, writing short, declarative sentences that move the narrative forward with assurance and a page-turning tempo. Myers, of course, is a master, and it’s fascinating to see him writing from the first-person perspective of an adult. The respective voices and characters play off each other as successfully as a winning, high-stakes soccer match. How about another collaboration?” Booklist
“The book delves into the complexity of choices, consequences, relationships, and human experience. Workman offers a fresh voice as Kevin and more than holds his own as a writer, writing alongside an icon of young adult literature.” VOYA

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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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Author Bio: Ross Workman

Author Bio: Ross Workman

When Ross Workman was thirteen, he wrote a fan email to his favorite author. When Walter Dean Myers wrote back and asked him whether he would be interested in writing a book, Ross was amazed—and incredibly excited.

In addition to writing, Ross plays a sport every season: high school soccer in the fall, high school wrestling in the winter, and club travel soccer in the spring. He lives in New Jersey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.78
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English