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All the Right Stuff

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen.

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age 10+

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age 10+

Review From A 13 Year Old Boy

Have you ever just wanted to look into the life of a 16 year old boy and just have something to read just to relate this book is that.

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Some may find this book long on discussion and short on action, but others may find it a good modern-day addition to the Socratic dialogues. Walter Dean Myers is the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress, and the recipient of multiple Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards, among other honors. (His books include Monster and Sunrise Over Falluja.) He's zealous about the vital importance of reading, especially to economically disadvantaged people, and ALL THE RIGHT STUFF, packed as it is with challenging ideas set in the context of urban life, walks the talk.

Book Details

  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amistad
  • Publication date: April 24, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 17
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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