Handbook for Boys by Walter Dean Myers audiobook

Handbook for Boys: A Novel

By Walter Dean Myers
Read by Peter Francis James

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3.86 Hours Abridged
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"What you need to do," Kevin said, "is publish a book called Rules for Every Thing." "If I publish a book," Duke said, "I'm going to call it Handbook for Boys." Growing up is tough...really tough. But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street? At Duke's Place, Jimmy and Kevin find out that the handbook isn't written down. It means listening to Duke and his friends talk about their lives. But how can Duke, a senior citizen, understand what it is to be young now? In the tradition of his award-winning book Monster, Walter Dean Myers once again breaks new ground with this extraordinary, original, and complex novel about learning to be a man.

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Summary

Summary

"What you need to do," Kevin said, "is publish a book called Rules for Every Thing."
"If I publish a book," Duke said, "I'm going to call it Handbook for Boys."

Growing up is tough...really tough.

But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street?

At Duke's Place, Jimmy and Kevin find out that the handbook isn't written down. It means listening to Duke and his friends talk about their lives. But how can Duke, a senior citizen, understand what it is to be young now?

In the tradition of his award-winning book Monster, Walter Dean Myers once again breaks new ground with this extraordinary, original, and complex novel about learning to be a man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“James gives Duke a slow, smooth and sonorous delivery and Jimmy a believable rhythm for his contemporary vernacular.”  Publishers Weekly
“Peter Francis James’ narration captures the low-income neighborhood perfectly, with characters that range from preachy old men to drug addicts and slick ex-cons. Myers uses a story mode to help boys sort out their lives and find direction before street life gets them.”  AudioFile
“In a self-help treatise in the guise of a novel, Myers’ passion and concern for adolescent boys infuses the material and gives it a heartfelt urgency…has such important things to say to adolescent boys that it deserves a wide audience.”   Kirkus Reviews
“Marketed as a work of fiction, the book becomes transparent; as a handbook, it could touch many lives.”  School Library Journal

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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
Runtime: 3.86
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English