145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

These ten stories are about what life is like in the Harlem neighborhood of 145th Street. You got quiet Monkeyman, who’s still waters run deep the day he decides he won’t be intimidated by gang warfare no more. There’s Kitty, who won’t let Mack give up on their love and Big Joe, who wants to enjoy his funeral NOW instead of after he’s dead. There’s drive-bys and beatings and unexpected death, but also tons of friendship, humor and laughter. An excellent introduction to Myers writing, if you haven’t read him before. And if you haven’t, shame on you! His novel Monster won the first ever 2000 Printz award, for outstanding YA lit!

12 thoughts on “145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    You’re right, this is a book of short fiction stories–while it’s based in a certain neighborhood, Walter Dean Myers made up the people and the stories. In spite of that, I hope you can still read and enjoy this book!

  2. this book is good in monkey man,
    the baddest dog in harlem and the streak.
    i love to read over and over.

  3. THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ IN MY LIFE TH PEOPLE OUT
    THEY NEED TO READ THIS BOOK AND UNDERSTAND A LITTLE MORE
    ABOUT WALTER DEAN MYERS

  4. I am reading 145th street with my class and it so good. I liked Kitty and Mack, Big Joe’s Funeral…That one i thought it was funny. I also like The streak.

  5. This is a great book and thinking about the essay I’m going to write
    about one of his books. Well I’m not sure which on yet!! I have
    bad boy.

  6. to jennifer
    that doesnt mean that they couldnt happen some time ….. but yea its a really good book i lone this book i like monkey man out of all of them …

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