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Autobiography of My Dead Brother (2006)

Author: Myers, Walter Dean [link to author's website]
Publisher: Amistad/HarperCollins
Number of pages: 224 pages

The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . . As Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of Rise, he tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops.

ISBN 13: 978-0060582913
Reading Level (grade): 4.9