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Autobiography of My Dead Brother
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Recorded Books, Inc. 2012
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Edition:
Unabridged
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
730L
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There's been another drive-by in Jesse's Harlem neighborhood. Who will be next? When long-time friend and blood brother Rise asks Jesse to write his biography, the talented artist has no idea his friend's story will be so short. "Eventually you reach manhood, then you got to go through or turn around and go back," Rise once said. Jesse is going through. "This novel is like photorealism; it paints a vivid and genuine portrait of life that will have a palpable effect on its readers." –School Library Journal

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Street Date:
04/01/2012
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781464046490
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.9, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
730
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APA Citation (style guide)

Walter Dean Myers. (2012). Autobiography of My Dead Brother. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Walter Dean Myers. 2012. Autobiography of My Dead Brother. Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Walter Dean Myers, Autobiography of My Dead Brother. Recorded Books, Inc, 2012.

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Walter Dean Myers. Autobiography of My Dead Brother. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2012.

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