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Handbook for Boys (2003)

Author: Myers, Walter Dean [link to author's website]
Publisher: Amistad/HarperCollins
Number of pages: 211 pages

Jimmy and Kevin could really use a guide to life. Their activities almost land them in juvenile detention until Duke employs them in his Harlem barbershop. Duke has rules for everything. But is he offering good advice or just more aggravation? In the groundbreaking tradition of the award-winning Monster and Bad Boy: A Memoir, Walter Dean Myers fashions a complex, layered novel about the rules for success.

ISBN 13: 978-0064409308
Reading Level (grade): 4.9