Item description for Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers...
Overview Teenage Reese, who is serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.
When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.
It seems as if the only progress that's going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail. Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his friend Toon get jumped? Then Reese gets a second chance when he's picked for the work program at a senior citizens' home. He doesn't mean to keep messing up, but it's not so easy, at Progress or in life. One of the residents, Mr. Hooft, gives him a particularly hard time. If he can convince Mr. Hooft that he's a decent person, not a criminal, maybe he'll be able to convince himself.
Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers offers an honest story about finding a way to make it without getting lost in the shuffle.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2010
ISBN 0061214809 ISBN13 9780061214806
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More About Walter Dean Myers
WALTER DEAN MYERS s fiction and nonfiction has reached millions of young people. A prolific author of more than one hundred books, he received every major award in the field of children s literature. He wrote two Newbery Honor Books, eleven Coretta Scott King Award winners, and three National Book Award Finalists and was named the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. He also received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was a 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Award numerous times. From 2012 to 2013, he served as the National Ambassador for Young People s Literature with the platform Reading is not optional. In his most beloved books, Walter explored the themes of taking responsibility for your life and knowing that everyone always gets a second chance.
Walter Dean Myers currently resides in Jersey City, in the state of New Jersey. Walter Dean Myers was born in 1937.
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