Autobiography of My Dead Brother

Autobiography of My Dead Brother

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Jesse uses his sketchbook and comic strips to make sense of his home in Harlem and the loss of a close friendship. The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . . And so Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of his blood brother, Rise, and his comic strip, Spodi Roti and Wise, as he makes sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood where drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops are everyday realities.
Publisher: New York : HarperTempest/Amistad, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060582913
006058291X
9780060582920
0060582928
Characteristics: 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Myers, Christopher - Illustrator

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National Book Award finalist, Young People's Literature, 2005


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nanaseven432
Dec 16, 2012

This book was amazing!! It was sad and a bit heartbreaking. The main character was easy to relate to and the drawings made the story even better. Really worth the read.

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jazzyl
Nov 27, 2010

This is an okay book. The illustrations were certainly well done but the language (gangsta talk), made the book hard to relate to. In the end, I believed it was satisfactory but it did not surpass that.

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Nov 27, 2010

jazzyl thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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