By Walter Dean Myers
New York Times bestselling writer and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once more connects with little ones all over in Darius & Twig, a singular approximately friendship and desiring to stay your individual dream.
Darius and Twig are an not likely pair: Darius is a author whose purely get away is his modify ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic luck. yet they're drawn jointly within the fight to beat the stumbling blocks that Harlem existence throws at them.
The neighbors needs to face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the concept they'll be caught within the similar position without end during this touching and uncooked new teenager novel from Walter Dean Myers, award-winning writer of Monster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and lots of different celebrated literary works for kids and teenagers.
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It was the size of a walnut and it was wrapped in thin golden foil. I peeled off the foil. It was a piece of chocolate-covered candy. I broke it open. It was a cherry. Red juice spilled onto the ground. I ate it. I licked my fingers. It was no hazelnut buttercream, but it was close. When I looked up, the little girl was on the step. ” she said. “Yes,” I said. “But my favorites are buttercreams. ” “I planted it in the spring,” she said. “I planted a potato seed. It was supposed to be a potato. But nobody picked it when it was time to dig potatoes.
It was no hazelnut buttercream, but it was close. When I looked up, the little girl was on the step. ” she said. “Yes,” I said. “But my favorites are buttercreams. ” “I planted it in the spring,” she said. “I planted a potato seed. It was supposed to be a potato. But nobody picked it when it was time to dig potatoes. ” She threw her arms out and shrugged to show that everybody missed it. “So it became candy. That’s what happens when a potato stays in the ground too long. ” “No,” I said. “My name is Misha Pilsudski.
If they shoot at you, you’re a Jew. I told you not to go out at night. ” He flicked on the lighter, smacked me again, and flicked off the lighter. It was true. He had told me. It was also true that I didn’t listen. I had sneaked out while he slept. To show him I understood, I smacked myself. Before I went to sleep I remembered my pocket. I pulled out the thing I had found on Janina’s step. Feeling it, I could tell it was a hair bow. I guessed it was red, the one she had worn on her birthday.
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers