All the Right Stuff

By MYERS, Walter Dean

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ISBN
978-0-06-196087-1 978-0-06-211428-0
Publisher
HarperCollins Amistad


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 8 Up—As Paul Dupree enters the summer before his senior year, his father is killed. Between time in jail and his drug addiction, fatherhood was not a priority for the man. Shortly after his death, Paul lands a summer community job at Elijah Jones's Soup Emporium in Harlem, and, as part of his assignment, he mentors Keisha Marant, a teenage mom and basketball superstar, in order to improve her outside shot. He spends his time with Elijah, an octogenarian, learning about soup ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

"Mr. DuPree, I will give you as much time to think as God gives me breath to wait," says Elijah I. Jones, the eighty-four-year-old proprietor of a Harlem soup kitchen for seniors. He’s talking to his employee Paul, Myers’s teen narrator, who didn’t realize when he accepted this community service job that it would thrust him into a series of philosophical dialogues. Myers’s bold novel gives readers the same gift Elijah gives Paul: the chance to think. Specifically, it asks them to contemplate social contract the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Paul takes a summer job at a Harlem soup kitchen, run by eighty-four-year-old Elijah, who insists Paul contemplate ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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