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Scorpions

Walter Dean Myers

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The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence and the struggle to steer clear of violence. This Newbery Honor Book will challenge young men to consider their own decisions as they come of age in a complex and often frustrating society. Pushed by a bully to fight and nagged by his principal, Jamal is having a difficult time staying in school. His home life is not much better, with his mother working her fingers to the bone to try to earn the money for an appeal for Jamal's jailed older brother, Randy. Jamal wants to do the right thing and help earn the money to free his brother by working, but he's afraid to go against the Scorpions. Jamal eventually pulls free of the gang's bad influence, but only through the narrowest of escapes. Walter Dean Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, sensitively explores the loyalty and love between friends faced with hard choices. Scorpions is 25 years old, but the issues of poverty and violence make it a timeless powerful read-sadly as relevant as ever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Francis James

Length:

5h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:18