Motown and Didi (Polk Street Special)
by Walter Dean Myers
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1987
List Price: $4.99
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Laurel Leaf
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Parent Company: Laurel Leaf
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Motown lives in a burned-out building one floor above the rats, searching out jobs every day, working his muscles every night, keeping strong, surviving. Didi lives in her cool dream bubble, untouched by the Harlem heat that beats down on her brother until only drugs can soothe him. Didi escapes, without needles, in her tidy plans and stainless visions, etchings of ivycovered colleges where her true life will begin. Didi can survive inside her own safe mind, until Motown steps into her real world and makes it bearable. Together they can stand the often brutal present. What about the future?
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