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The story of twelve-year-old Jamal, whose life changes drastically when he acquires a gun. Though he survives the experience, it's not without sacrificing his innocence and possibly his relationship with his best friend. 1989 Newbery Honor Book Notable Children's Books of 1988 (ALA) 1988 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 1989 Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA) The USA Through Children's Books 1990 (ALA) Young Adult Choices for 1990 (IRA) 1989 Judy Lopez Children's Books Award, Honorable Mention Children's Books of 1988 (Library of Congress) 1989 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
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Grouped Work ID a04b4fff-569a-66d3-78ef-734427458710
Grouping Title scorpions
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display_description After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Gangs -- Juvenile fiction, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Newbery Honor book -- 1989
title_display Scorpions
title_full Scorpions, Scorpions / by Walter Dean Myers
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topic_facet African American Fiction, African Americans, Gangs, Newbery Honor book, Young Adult Fiction