Autobiography of My Dead Brother

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The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . .

And so Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of his blood brother, Rise, and his comic strip, Spodi Roti and Wise, as he makes sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood where drive–bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops are everyday realities.

Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers delivers an unforgettable novel about life's hardest lessons, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers.

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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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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Drive-by shootings
Drive-by shootings -- Fiction
Drive-by shootings -- Juvenile fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Friendship
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Gangs
Gangs -- Fiction
Gangs -- Juvenile fiction
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
Juvenile works
title_displayAutobiography of My Dead Brother
title_fullAutobiography of My Dead Brother
Autobiography of My Dead Brother [electronic resource] / Myers, Walter Dean
Autobiography of my dead brother [electronic resource] / Walter Dean Myers
Autobiography of my dead brother [electronic resource] / Walter Dean Myers ; art by Christopher Myers
title_shortAutobiography of My Dead Brother
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Drive-by shootings
Electronic books
Friendship
Gangs
Historical Fiction
Young Adult Fiction