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Author: Walter Dean Myers
ISBN: 0385321384
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books; First Edition edition (September 11, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
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e-Book What They Found: Love on 145th Street epub download

by Walter Dean Myers



To Beryl Banfield, for her contributions to multicultural literature. Two winos drifted over to see what they could see and a bunch of kids stopped playing and gathered around.

To Beryl Banfield, for her contributions to multicultural literature. Yo, brother, y’all going to bury somebody right here? I turned around and saw this short dude carrying a hot dog in one hand and a book in the other. He tilted his head down and looked over his glasses at me. We’re not really going to bury him, I whispered.

A Junior Library Guild selection. Fifteen interrelated stories explore different aspects of love, such as a dying father's determination to help start a family business-a beauty salon-and the relationship of two teens who plan to remain celibate until they marry.

AWARDS FOR WALTER DEAN MYERS: New York Times Bestselling Author 3-Time National Book Award . A companion cycle to 145th Street: Short Stories (2000) examines love in its many forms in one Harlem neighborhood.

AWARDS FOR WALTER DEAN MYERS: New York Times Bestselling Author 3-Time National Book Award Finalist Michael L. Printz Award 5 Coretta Scott King Awards 2 Newbery Honors National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (2012-2013) Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement Children’s Literature Legacy Award. A family celebrates their father's passing with a fashion show in the hair salon.

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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 b 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.

Walter Dean Myers has been lauded with many accolades, including two Newbery . Or what they had found.

Walter Dean Myers has been lauded with many accolades, including two Newbery Honors and five Coretta Scott King Awards, and rightly so. The simple and elegant prose, the genuine and heartfelt first-person narratives and the evocative background of 145th Street that canopies the entire collection will knock your literary socks of.

This book of fifteen short stories by Walter Dean Myers is set in New York City's Harlem in and around 145th . Each vingette tells a facet of life on 145th Street

This book of fifteen short stories by Walter Dean Myers is set in New York City's Harlem in and around 145th Street. Most of his characters are dynamic, honest and believable. Myers writing style is simple and direct. Each vingette tells a facet of life on 145th Street.

Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014) was a writer of children's books best known for young adult . What They Found: Love on 145th Street (Random House, 2007) Ages 14–17.

Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014) was a writer of children's books best known for young adult literature. He was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, but was raised in Harlem, New York City. A tough childhood led him to writing and his school teachers would encourage him in this habit as a way to express himself.

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.
Akta
Fifteen short stories and there wasn't one I didn't like. My favorite was Madonna, the touching story of a teenage mother raising her nine month old son alone:
Letha wanted to know what it was like to have sex, then immediately regretted the choice she had made. Her first time wasn't about love, but she had much love for the child that was conceived. Being poor didn't stop her from taking care of Amari. She did the best she could with what little she had because her son meant the world to her. But although she loved Amari more than anything, she thought of herself as 'nothing special'. It took, Billy Carroll, another teen in the neighborhood, to help her to see her good qualities.
Pruster
This book showed real life struggles on love and life it is a must  read. it makes  us think about our life
Ventelone
This collection of 15 interconnected short stories are about a group of characters centered around 145th Street in Harlem. The central theme of the collection is love of all kinds. Including parental love, romantic love, the love between close friends, and the love of siblings for each other, these stories are emotionally satisfying while not being saccharine. They explore the challenges of poverty, war, single parenthood, and more. Many of the characters pop up in different stories. This book is a followup to an earlier collection by Mr. Myers, 145th Street: Short Stories, and many of the characters appeared in that collection as well.

I found all of the stories to be well-written. While dealing with serious subjects, there is still a lot of humor in this book. Although Mr. Myers often writes for the young adult audience, this collection would be appropriate for all ages. I haven't read the earlier collection, my prior experience with Mr. Myers' fiction being limited to Sunrise over Fallujah, mentioned here. The war in Iraq, written about so eloquently by Mr. Myers in Sunrise, reappears in the 15th story in this collection, "Combat Zone," which is about soldier Curtis Mason and the friendships and love he finds in Iraq.
Goll
I really enjoyed 145th Street: Short Stories when it came out quite a few years ago, so I was anxious to read this new collection of stories. Once again, Walter Dean Myers takes readers into the world on 145th Street. WHAT THEY FOUND revisits the characters of the previous short stories and updates their lives.

The central theme of WHAT THEY FOUND is love. Each story shares a relationship - romantic love, sibling love, parental love, and more. The stories are flavored with Harlem life as only Myers is able to capture.

There's the frustration of loving a brother who is a constant disappointment to the family. Leading a life of drugs and crime takes its toll on love.

There are relationships in the making and relationships beginning to crumble. Myers describes the tough love of women raising babies alone or trying everything to hang onto the father of a child. Some relationships beat the odds stacked against them, while others continue to exist only in dreams.

The final chapter attempts to explain the frightening need for love while facing the world beyond our own front yard. A young soldier from the Harlem neighborhood struggles to survive physically and emotionally in the middle of the violence in Afghanistan. Love offers an oasis from the horrors of war.

Each chapter shares a story and many of them overlap and intertwine as readers are reacquainted with the neighborhood of 145th Street. WHAT THEY FOUND is a welcome companion to the first collection or stands very strongly on its own.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
cyrexoff
This book is great for many people of all ages. All of the short stories are very interesting and have their own touches. VERY GOOD WOULD RECOMMEND IT!!