145th Street: Short Stories

Walter Dean Myers

Age: 12-15
Pages: 208
Black, relationships, self-esteem, diversity


On Harlem's 145th Street, things happen that don't happen anywhere else in the world.
Get to know Big Joe, who's throwing his own funeral while he's here to enjoy it, and everyone's invited. Meet Kitty and Mack, teens with a love story more real than anything they've ever known. Follow Monkeyman, the quietest kid on the block and the last person you'd expect the Tigros gang to target. And don't miss the block party of the year--the whole neighborhood will be there.
From danger and despair to hilarity and joy, literary legend Walter Dean Myers captures every mood and every beat of life in this vibrant Harlem.