Darius & Twig

By MYERS, Walter Dean

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ISBN
978-0-06-172823-5 978-0-06-172824-2 978-0-06-220925-2
Publisher
HarperCollins Amistad


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 8 Up—In New York City's Harlem neighborhood, two high school friends approach graduation with different dreams. Narrator Darius knows it takes more than a high school diploma to have the life he wants and, despite mediocre grades, develops his creative fiction for publication in the Delta Review, boosting his hopes for a college scholarship. His best friend Manuel Fernandez, or "Twig," is a long-distance runner looking ahead only as far as the next race. Along with a high grade-point average, Twig has the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2013

Featuring an engaging narrative voice and a compelling, panoramic depiction of a Harlem, New York, neighborhood, Darius & Twig is trademark Walter Dean Myers. Darius, a contemplative teen with literary aspirations, and Twig, a happy-go-lucky track star, have a sweet, genuine friendship and an enjoyable rapport. And in a refre...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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