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Amiri & Odette: a love story

June 30, 2010 | Naomi

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I just sucked up "Amiri & Odette: a love story" by Walter Dean Myers, paintings by Javaka Steptoe.  A modern take on Swan Lake, this graphic novel is a ballet, fairy tale, and novel in verse all wrapped up together. 

I am also reading Myer's new book "Lockdown" about a boy in a juvenile delinquent facility trying his hardest to get out on good behaviour but facing many challenges along the way. 

"Monster", one of his older books is a favourite of mine.  Steven is waiting in jail for sentencing and he is grappling with the crime he is accused of.  Did he do it?  Is he a monster? Check it out!  You won't be able to put it down!

What have you read by Walter Dean Myers?

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