Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Real quick before I head home... Yesterday I read Autobiography Of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers with art by Christopher Myers. It's the story of a teenager named Jesse living in New York whose friend Rize starts getting involved with a gang and with selling drugs. Partly as a way to try and understand all the changes and the violence happening around him, Jesse draws what he sees and even creates his own characters that comment on the uncertainties facing him and his friends. These drawings and cartoons are interspersed throughout the text. This really was an excellent book and just as strong as Myers' Monster, which I also loved.

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