Darius & Twig

Darius & Twig

eBook - 2013
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New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius and Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author of Monster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever. Maria Russo, writing in the New York Times, included Darius and Twig on her list of "great kids' books with diverse characters." She commented: "The late Myers, one of the greats and a champion of diversity in children€́™s books well before the cause got mainstream attention, is at his elegant, heartfelt best in this 2013 novel. It€́™s about two friends growing up in Harlem, one a writer, one an athlete, facing daily challenges and trying to dream of a brighter future.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HarperCollins,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062209252
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (224 pages)
Alternative Title: Darius and Twig

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Darius and Twig. The story of two teens with dissimulate skills and a junction like situation that both must slip from. Well done again W.D.M.

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joywolf83
Feb 04, 2014

(BULLY) 2 boys in Harlem. One is African American the other Spanish, they deal with the troubles that come their way. Twig is Manuel and he's a distance runner, Darius the writer. Enjoyed it how it showcased how you can be more than just your race. Reads like it was taken from teenagers in any larger city. Some language. Really got into the reflections of life. For example, "....when the pain comes, he is ready to fight it, to overcome it. What do I do when the pain comes?" Young black and Spanish might find their voice in this book.

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