Annotations for Darius & Twig


Baker & Taylor
"Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"--

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Baker & Taylor
Struggling to find his way in a Harlem neighborhood marked by cruel bullies and the absence of adults, where his only allies are his athletic best friend and his peregrine falcon alter ego, Darius pursues limited goals while his talented friend resolves to set his own standards for success. By the Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of Monster. 40,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem.

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HARPERCOLL

New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author of Monster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever.



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