By Walter Dean Myers
Scorpions, a Newbery Honor e-book through nationwide Ambassador for younger People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary!
When it used to be first released in 1988, Scorpions surprised readers. It maintains to take action this day. This targeted twenty-fifth anniversary version comprises the unique Scorpions novel, plus an additional Q&A with New York Times bestselling writer Walter Dean Myers—including questions on juvenile detention amenities, gang lifestyles this present day, and friendship.
Also integrated are a sneak peek at Kick, by way of Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster!
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