Walter Dean Myers (A)
List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Teen Fiction / Gangs / Drugs / Relationships - 1995)
Description: Lately everybody is messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal brother Randy in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. Jamal, feels pressured to become leader of the Scorpions gang, worries about school, family, and the rough kids on the street. When a fellow gang member gives him a gun, Jamal suddenly gains a new level of respect from his enemies. A realistic look at a boy who wants to do the right thing but gets caught up in the culture of violence. Newberry Book Award Winner (224 pgs) Ages 12 +
Ashay says, "Locating good books for teenage boys is sometimes difficult. But books by award winning author, Walter Dean Myers is always a sure bet. This is a favorite in schools and is a must read. Boys need to know how to handle potential gang situations. Great for the library and the classroom."
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces