Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Paperback - New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere inDarius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author ofMonster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever.
Age Range: 13 - 17