What They Found by Walter Dean Myers
Love on 145th Street

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WALTER DEAN MYERS returns to the world of 145th Street: Short Stories to show how love can be found, and thrive, in the most unlikely places. Curtis finds love in Iraq as he struggles to stay alive in a war he doesn't want to fight, and Letha discovers her own beauty in the love of her child. There is the "good daughter" who realizes that there's only one way to help her brother and her family. Other stories center on the daily drama of the Curl-E-Que beauty shop, or capture the slapstick side of passion.


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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 December 24, 2008 by Wendy Lamb Books. 256 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A companion cycle to 145th Street: Short Stories (2000) examines love in its many forms in one Harlem neighborhood.

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Teen Reads

Myers knows his way around the not-so-nice parts of growing up urban (teen pregnancy, young love on the streets) and the rather upsetting aspects of this world we are living in right now (young men fighting in Iraq, trying hard to get out of a bad situation).

Sep 11 2007 | Read Full Review of What They Found: Love on 145t...

Common Sense Media

The characters struggle to show love and caring despite often desperate situations Mentions of child abuse, fighting, gang initiation, a knife fight, and a stabbing in the eye;

Sep 01 2007 | Read Full Review of What They Found: Love on 145t...

Kidz World

In this powerful book, author Walter Dean Myers explores the power of love through a collection of short stories set in an African American neighborhood in Harlem, NY.

Jan 28 2008 | Read Full Review of What They Found: Love on 145t...

Flamingnet

What They Found...Love on 145th Street is a book of short stories that connects a community of African Americans in Harlem.

Dec 31 2007 | Read Full Review of What They Found: Love on 145t...

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