The Resource Darius & Twig, Walter Dean Myers

Darius & Twig, Walter Dean Myers

Label
Darius & Twig
Title
Darius & Twig
Statement of responsibility
Walter Dean Myers
Title variation
Darius and Twig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. "
Member of
Summary
"Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"--
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2013
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2014.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10177152
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, Walter Dean
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Teenage boys
  • Authorship
  • Running
  • Gangs
  • Youth and violence
  • Absentee fathers
  • Hope
  • African Americans
  • Dominican Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Darius & Twig, Walter Dean Myers
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11918912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062209252
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11918912
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11918912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Darius & Twig, Walter Dean Myers
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11918912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062209252
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11918912
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11918912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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