Autobiography of My Dead Brother

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There’s been another drive-by in Jesse’s Harlem neighborhood. Who will be next? When long-time friend and blood brother Rise asks Jesse to write his biography, the talented artist has no idea his friend’s story will be so short. “Eventually you reach manhood, then you got to go through or turn around and go back,” Rise once said. Jesse is going through.

“This novel is like photorealism; it paints a vivid and genuine portrait of life that will have a palpable effect on its readers.”—School Library Journal

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A powerful National Book Award Finalist from the acclaimed, bestselling author of Monster. "This novel is like photorealism; it paints a vivid and genuine portrait of life that will have a palpable effect on its readers." (School Library Journal starred review)

With Harlem as its backdrop, Autobiography of My Dead Brother follows the diverging paths of best friends Rise and Jesse. When Rise becomes engulfed in gang activity and starts dealing drugs, Jesse, a budding artist, tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-by shootings, vicious gangs, and an indifferent juvenile justice system.

The innovative first-person storytelling, along with cartoons and photos, pulls in readers and makes Autobiography of My Dead Brother a strong and thought-provoking choice for sharing in a classroom or at home.

"Though the story is starkly realistic, there is always hope in the gifts of Jesse the artist and C. J. the musician, of schools and churches and of caring parents." (Kirkus)

"Touching and impactful, Autobiography cannot fail to intrigue, and hopefully influence youngsters with its poignant statement of two roads taken." (Judges' Citation, National Book Award)

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