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    • Malcolm X

    • By Any Means Necessary
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good concise biography

    • By Shakeel on 28-03-17

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Juba!

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Brandon Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York City's Five Points district in 1846 is a volatile mixture of poor blacks and immigrants from Europe. William Henry Lane is a teenager working odd jobs to make ends meet, but he really loves to dance. Watching the other dancers in Five Points and practicing when he can, he gets so good that he begins to call himself "Master Juba".

    Regular price: £17.19

    • On a Clear Day

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dahlia is a Low Gater: a sheep in a storm, struggling to survive completely on her own. The Gaters live in closed safe communities, protected from the Sturmers, mercenary thugs. And the C-8, a consortium of giant companies, control global access to finance, media, food, water, and energy resources - and they are only getting bigger and even more cutthroat. Dahlia, a computer whiz, joins forces with an ex-rocker, an ex-con, a chess prodigy, an ex-athlete, and a soldier wannabe. Their goal: to sabotage the C-8.

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Oh, Snap!

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    The Cruisers are in trouble - again. The freedom of expression they've enjoyed by publishing their own school newspaper, The Cruiser, has spread all the way to England, where kids from a school "across the pond" are now contributors to their own school's most talked-about publication. When photos start to go alongside the articles written by kids, things get suspicious. Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, Bobbi - and a bunch of students from Harlem’s Da Vinci Academy and London’s Phoenix School - come to learn that words and pictures in a newspaper don’t always tell the whole story.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Cruisers: A Star Is Born

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Cruiser, the alternative newspaper published by Zander and his crew of middle school misfits, is alive and well. And now there’s plenty to report on when LaShonda, one of the Cruisers, steps into the spotlight with her costume designs for an upcoming play. LaShonda’s designs get rave reviews, but she soon learns that show business is filled with challenges and choices. LaShonda is forced to consider what’s more important — fame or loyalty to her autistic brother.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Looking Like Me

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Quincy Tyler Bernstine
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The award-winning father-and-son team once again delivers a stunning collaboration in this poetic celebration of the child as an individual. Jeremy notices that everyone sees him differently: to his sister, he’s a little brother; to his teacher, he’s a writer; to his mother, he’s a dreamer. With hip-hop verse and vibrant artwork that resonates with urban verve, this extraordinary tribute to oneself will resonate with children and adults of all ages and backgrounds

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Guys Read: Pirate

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Hakeem Kae-Kazim
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abdullah Syed Hari is fourteen years old. He loves his family and his friends. And he is a Somali pirate. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Checkmate

    • The Cruisers, Book 2
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this second book of The Cruisers series, the term “gifted and talented” takes on a whole new meaning for Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi - a group of misfits who attend Da Vinci Academy, a school in Harlem for only the brightest kids. Their friend Sidney Aronofsky is considered one of the best chess players in the city. When Sidney is arrested for trying to buy drugs, it comes as a shock to those who know him, especially the Cruisers. Sidney loves chess, but the pressure never lets up.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Walter Dean Myers' Riot

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Madeline Cohen
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The two-time National Book Award finalist discusses his historical novel about the New York City Draft Riots in 1863 with middle graders and teens ages 12 and up. The event includes a discussion with the audience.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Kick

    • By: Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kevin Johnson is 13 years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble... until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

    Regular price: £15.49

    • Visit (Unabridged)

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Walter Dean Myers
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    This scorching story tells of a father and son trying to reach out to each other over years of loss and absence. An almost unbearably moving recording.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Blues Journey

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The opening line of this call-and-response style verse asks the question that forms the thread throughout: Blues, what do you mean to me? In a magnificent collaboration of words and song, a timeline of the blues is presented in a soulful reading with dramatic musical accompaniment that offers a compelling evocation of the blues experience.

    Regular price: £8.39

    • Riot

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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    During a long, hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Earlier that year, desperate for more Union soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln instituted a draft - a draft that would allow the wealthy to escape serving in the army by paying a $300 waiver, more than a year's income for the recent immigrant Irish. And on July 11, as the first drawing takes place in Lower Manhattan, the city of New York explodes in rage and fire.

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Shooter

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Chad Coleman, Bernie McInerney, Michelle Santopietro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cameron: "Deep inside, you know that whoever gets up in your face gets there because he knows you're nothing, and he knows that you know it too."

    Regular price: £15.49

    • Bad Boy

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer.

    Regular price: £16.59

    • The Cruisers

    • Cruisers Series, Book 1
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Zander Scott and his friends Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi are in trouble. Even though they’re students at DaVinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented in Harlem, their grades are slipping, and Mr. Culpepper, the assistant principal and "chief executioner", is ready to be rid of them.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Dream Bearer

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Ty, is turning into someone David doesn't know anymore, or trust. And his mom is struggling to hold everything together.

    Regular price: £15.49

    • Handbook for Boys

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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    Growing up is tough...really tough. But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street?

    Regular price: £17.19