Darius & Twig

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New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & 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 & 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."

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9780061728235
9780061728259
9781470377199
9781470362096
9780061728242
9780062209252
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Level 4.6, 5 Points
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730L
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Grouped Work ID 09d6bf26-0a79-1073-1dbc-cd1c6bbb21d1
Grouping Title darius twig
Grouping Author myers walter dean
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Authorship -- Fiction, Best friends -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2014, Dominican Americans -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Friendship -- Fiction, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Running -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Darius & Twig
title_full Darius & Twig, Darius & Twig / Walter Dean Myers, Darius & Twig [electronic resource] / Walter Dean Myers
title_short Darius & Twig
title_sub
topic_facet African American Fiction, African Americans, Authorship, Best friends, Coretta Scott King honor book, Dominican Americans, Friendship, Running, Young Adult Fiction, Young adult fiction