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Autobiography of My Dead Brother

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ISBN-10: 0060582936

ISBN-13: 9780060582937

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers

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The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . . As Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of Rise, he tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops.
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.06" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include…