Autobiography of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers

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The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . .

As Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of Rise, he tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops.

 

About Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of the first Michael L. Printz Award winner, Monster, and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He's been writing since he was a child, and he's now considered one of the preeminent authors for young people. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family. You can visit him online at www.walterdeanmyers.net.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Amistad. 229 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Jesse and his friend C.J. are trying to come to terms with "the violence that blows through our community like the winds of winter."

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What comes through clearly is that CJ and Jesse have a way out—CJ through his musical talents and Jesse with his artwork, nicely demonstrated in Christopher Myers's black-and-white drawings, as well as in the father-son team's clever comic strips.

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... As in many of Dean Myers's other books, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY DEAD
BROTHER opens with a bang. Fifteen-year-old Jesse and his ...

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