Michael L. Printz Award winner and Margaret A. Edwards Award recipient Walter Dean Myers is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. He is the author of Handbook for Boys; Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam; Monster; Bad Boy: A Memoir; and the Newbery Honor Books, Scorpions and Somewhere in the Darkness. He lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his family. You can visit Walter Dean Myers online at www.walterdeanmyersbooks.com.
"A moving tale of a kid who may have made a mistake but who still deserves the modest future he seeks. Refreshingly avoids cliche." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) "Masterful." -- Kirkus Reviews "Myers creates a nuanced, realistic portrait of a teen dealing with incarceration and violence. Myers gets his voice just right." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)