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Autobiography of My Dead Brother

Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2006)
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Autobiography of My Dead Brother
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Jesse pours his heart and soul into his sketchbook to make sense of life in his troubled Harlem neighborhood and the loss of a close friend.
Authors: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Title: Autobiography of my dead brother
Publisher: New York : HarperTempest, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: 212 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Walter Dean Myers ; art by Christopher Myers
Summary: Jesse pours his heart and soul into his sketchbook to make sense of life in his troubled Harlem neighborhood and the loss of a close friend.
Additional Contributors: Myers, Christopher Illustrator
ISBN: 9780060582937
0060582936
Branch Call Number: y MYERS 2006
Subject Headings: Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction African Americans Juvenile fiction Drive-by shootings Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction Gangs Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: African Americans
Drive-by shootings
Friendship
Gangs
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"The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him..." And so Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of his blood brother Rise, and his comic strip, "Spodi Roti and Wise," as he makes sense of friendship, loyalty, and lo... Read More »


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Dec 16, 2012
  • nanaseven432 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing!! It was sad and a bit heartbreaking. The main character was easy to relate to and the drawings made the story even better. Really worth the read.

Nov 27, 2010
  • jazzyl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is an okay book. The illustrations were certainly well done but the language (gangsta talk), made the book hard to relate to. In the end, I believed it was satisfactory but it did not surpass that.

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Nov 27, 2010
  • jazzyl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

jazzyl thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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