Scholastic Press

January 2009

$17.99US

40p hc

ISBN: 978-0590680417

Amiri & Odette: a love story

Walter Dean Myers

paintings by Javaka Steptoe

from Scholastic...

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers explores the sweet, sharp, spark of love between two teens, in a modern retelling of the Swan Lake ballet.

Set on the asphalt of a housing project and the concrete of a basketball court, this compelling work by Walter Dean Myers is delivered with rhythms that twist, hover, pounce, and inspire.  For Amiri and Odette, love is hard when the streets are mean.  Their dance for two becomes a fight for three, and their only chance is to hold fast to the power of being together as one.  Part poem, part love story, part rap and rhapsody, Amiri and Odette: A Love Story is a celebration of two hearts that beat forever.  Accompanied by the collage-on-cinder-block paintings of Javaka Steptoe, this genre-breaking volume sets a new stage for a classic story.

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