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Autobiography of My Dead Brother
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HarperCollins 2010
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A powerful National Book Award Finalist from the acclaimed, bestselling author of Monster. "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 starred review)

With Harlem as its backdrop, Autobiography of My Dead Brother follows the diverging paths of best friends Rise and Jesse. When Rise becomes engulfed in gang activity and starts dealing drugs, Jesse, a budding artist, tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-by shootings, vicious gangs, and an indifferent juvenile justice system.

The innovative first-person storytelling, along with cartoons and photos, pulls in readers and makes Autobiography of My Dead Brother a strong and thought-provoking choice for sharing in a classroom or at home.

"Though the story is starkly realistic, there is always hope in the gifts of Jesse the artist and C. J. the musician, of schools and churches and of caring parents." (Kirkus)

"Touching and impactful, Autobiography cannot fail to intrigue, and hopefully influence youngsters with its poignant statement of two roads taken." (Judges' Citation, National Book Award)

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Street Date:
10/26/2010
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062046895
ASIN:
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Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.9, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
730
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APA Citation (style guide)

Walter Dean Myers. (2010). Autobiography of My Dead Brother. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Walter Dean Myers. 2010. Autobiography of My Dead Brother. HarperCollins.

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Walter Dean Myers, Autobiography of My Dead Brother. HarperCollins, 2010.

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Walter Dean Myers. Autobiography of My Dead Brother. HarperCollins, 2010. Web.

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