Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem. - (Baker & Taylor)

Struggling to find his way in a Harlem neighborhood marked by cruel bullies and the absence of adults, where his only allies are his athletic best friend and his peregrine falcon alter ego, Darius pursues limited goals while his talented friend resolves to set his own standards for success. By the Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of <IT>Monster<RO>. 40,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

<p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in <em>Darius &#38; Twig</em>, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author of <em>Monster</em>, <em>Kick</em>, <em>We Are America</em>, <em>Bad Boy</em>, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.</p><p>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.</p><p>Maria Russo, writing in the <em>New York Times</em>, included <em>Darius &#38; Twig</em> on her list of "great kids' books with diverse characters." She commented: "The late Myers, one of the greats and a champion of diversity in children&#8217;s books well before the cause got mainstream attention, is at his elegant, heartfelt best in this 2013 novel. It&#8217;s about two friends growing up in Harlem, one a writer, one an athlete, facing daily challenges and trying to dream of a brighter future."</p> - (HARPERCOLL)

<p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in <em>Darius & Twig</em>, a novel about friendship and needing to live your own dream.</p><p>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 Harlem life throws at them.</p><p>The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they’ll be stuck in the same place forever in this touching and raw new teen novel from Walter Dean Myers, award-winning author of <em>Monster</em>, <em>Kick</em>, <em>We Are America</em>, <em>Bad Boy</em>, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens.</p> - (HARPERCOLL)