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Scorpions

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These days, everyone seems to be getting on Jamal's case. The kids at school keep bugging him, his teachers won't leave him alone, and the principal's always giving him a hard time. Even his mama yells at him, upset because Jamal's brother is in the slammer. The only one he can count on anymore is his best friend Tito.

Now Crazy Mack wants Jamal to take over as leader of the Scorpions and run crack. Jamal doesn't want anything to do with the gang, but he doesn't have a choice - it's the only way to get the money for Randy's appeal. And as long as he's got Tito on his side, Jamal knows everything will be okay...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 134 x 194 x 9mm | 100g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 25th Anniversary ed.
  • 0064406237
  • 9780064406239
  • 445,621

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Now with extra material to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scorpions!

Everyone is getting on Jamal's case. The kids at school are bugging him, his teachers won't leave him alone, and the principal's always giving him a hard time. Even his mama yells at him, upset because Jamal's brother, Randy, is in jail. The only person he can count on now is his best friend, Tito.

But Crazy Mack wants Jamal to take over as the Scorpions' leader and run crack. Jamal doesn't want anything to do with gang life, but he doesn't have a choice--it's the only way to get money for Randy's appeal. And as long as he's got Tito on his side, Jamal knows everything will be okay. . . .

When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions blew readers away. It continues to do so today. This special 25th anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions story, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers.
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Review quote

"Once more, readers have Myers to thank for giving them a greater understanding of the difficulty of life in today's inner city." --" SLJ.""A book honored for its honesty, realism, and vitality."-- "1989 Newbery Award Committee."
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4 30% (647)
3 26% (546)
2 8% (169)
1 4% (76)
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