145th Street: Short Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

145th Street: Short Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Walter Dean Myers
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Hardcover(Library Binding - FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. These stories focus on pivotal moments of truth for particular individuals on a single block in Harlem.)

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Overview

145th Street: Short Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Walter Dean Myers

A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. We get to know the oldest resident; the cop on the beat; fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie; Monkeyman; and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout. We meet Angela, who starts having prophetic dreams after her father is killed; Kitty, whose love for Mack pulls him back from the brink; and Big Joe, who wants a bang-up funeral while he's still around to enjoy it. Some of these stories are private, and some are the ones behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613368551
Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. These stories focus on pivotal moments of truth for particular individuals on a single block in Harlem.
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is a Newbery Honor-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hoops.

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145th Street: Short Stories 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with funny, exhilarating short stories. I'm not one to read a lot of novels mainly because of my schedule. This book is perfect for those with time constraints, however, still enjoy reading.
PeecWithin More than 1 year ago
As a lover of Short Stories, this came right on time. I love the way the author connected the stories together without giving too much away. I viewed the location, Harlem, as one of the main characters. Of the characters, each were believable and likable. The rhythm was light and perfect for lunch-time reading. I will be sure to look for more from Walter Dean Myers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
well this book was very interesting and touching. I LOVE Walter Dean Myers , he is very creative and always delivers the right words to say. Ive also read his Books :Scorpions, and Crystal, bithe books you can compare you life to. theres nothing boring aboutany of his books and i cant wait until he writes another one. Often people say that they think his books are boring but when yous start reading the books you dont wanto put it down, now that what i call a true writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite story was the streak because it really relates to what has happened to me before!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of the stories are okay... but most of it is like every where and sometimes doesn't make sense...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good for teenagers from 14 and up. The fact that it has a setting in harlem really helped me to undersdtand it also the fact that im black.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It really brought you to the 145th Street with the characters. One thing about this book for sure, it'll crack you up! You will be laughin just when you think about a passage from the book. There are some serious areas in the book too and those can actuallly move your heart. Okay now, one last thing; this book is one of those books where when you have completed it, you kinda get sad. You really want to stay in the book and become one with the crazy 145th Street family. Well, all of Walter Dean Myers' books are like that. When I met him I was sad he had to leave too! He really shows his humor through out the book. Hey Walter I still have those stories and poems for you! NEWAY, this is a good book to keep in you personal library!****
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book full with short stories about kids in harlem new york. There are stories from love and kids getting shot at.
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I love the collection of short stories. My favorite is the "Block Party" I really love this story because Walter Dean Myers, the narrator, is great of changing the outcome of the story. Also the characters that he apply in the story really fit. Lastly, I like that eventhough bad times happen something good appears. :) I really recommend everyone to read this!
Tammythuy More than 1 year ago
As I was reading these fantastic book my favorite part in the short story was about,"Angela's Eyes." Even though it was sad how everyone in her society hated her death dreams and ignore looking into her eyes.It was still a very good and interesting book. I like how it describe the way people in Harlem live and care and help each other in other short stories when things go wrong. - T.Ho
KBennett_14 More than 1 year ago
I loved the collection of short stories. This is my favorite one: Big Joe's Funeral. Walter Dean Myers did a wonderful job on this short story. It was entertaining to read because I never knew that someone would actually have a funeral, even when they're still alive! This was a very humorous story to read and I recommend that you read this collection of short stories for your entertainment:) K.B.
Parker_Wales More than 1 year ago
Want a book about shark, toys, fights, or music....... NOOOOOOOOO! You want this book, and this one only. This book is AMAZING I want to make this into food and eat it. The twists and turns in this book are wilder than the wildest roller coaster. I mean Mack got shot IN THE FOOT...... THE FOOT! A girl named Kitty gave everything to help and protect Mack during his tough times. She is my favorite charector. This is the best short story book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of short stories about living in Harlem. My favorite story in this book was "A Christmas Story." This story shows that even though Harlem might not be the best city all year, at Christmas that is all forgotten. The characters in this story are very well developed...-TM
kmaedietz More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. My favortie story was "The Block Party-145th Street" it was a great story where the whole book is tied together. Everything in the story explains what we've always been wondering about Harlem. It makes you think about how we, who live in other places, judge other people when we don't even know them. It was an excelent book that makes you think about human society.
BrookeG More than 1 year ago
I think this book was wonderful to describe of the life and people of Harlem. These stories show how harsh it can be then at the same time how much people can love and care for each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was okay. It isn't exactly my type of book. Sure this is about a lifestyle that most people don't have and most people find that interesting , but not me. I'd rather read something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that most of the stories were funny, entertaining, and pleasant reads. Though, it bothers me how there is not a real resolution to most of the stories. Other than the ways that the writer managed to frusterate me by his writing ideas, his work enthralled me. Reviewed by RB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the collection of short stories. My favorite stories was "Block Party". my favorite part in "Block Party" is when peaches meets J.T and she finds out what is going on with him and his life. I also like the way that Walter Dean Myers portrays Peaches as a girl that is kind of hard on the outside but soft and kind on the inside. One thing that Walter Dean Myers does in this story is make up another narrator called Sqeezie. Sqeezie is the person that is Peaches friend, but she is also telling the story from her point of view. -SW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great dialect! You can really sympathize with the characters. Walter Dean Myers has an amazing way of throwing readers into and out of different emotions suddenly. My favorite story within the book was "A Story in Three Parts"  which gives a realistic view on how Harlem really is: tough, hardcore, and really strong. -SP    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book fulled of short stories. My favorite on was "The Baddest dog in Harlem". The story was about how a crowd of cops rushed towards 145th St. They are looking for a guy who is loose with an automatic gun. When shooting a lot of places they accidentally kill a dog and a young child. I liked this story the most because  it was really tragic and sad. I love dramatic stories like that.  -T.V.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book it is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far the book seems like it might be a good book but I could be wrong. But that is my opionion of the book ad yes this is my rate & review of the book.