[KINDLE] ↠ Free Read ☆ Lockdown : by Walter Dean Myers ¶ #2020

  • Title: Lockdown
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • ISBN: 9780061214806
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Lockdown By Walter Dean Myers When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.It seems as if the only progress that s going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his fWhen I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.It seems as if the only progress that s going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his friend Toon get jumped Then Reese gets a second chance when he s picked for the work program at a senior citizens home He doesn t mean to keep messing up, but it s not so easy, at Progress or in life One of the residents, Mr Hooft, gives him a particularly hard time If he can convince Mr Hooft that he s a decent person, not a criminal, maybe he ll be able to convince himself.Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers offers an honest story about finding a way to make it without getting lost in the shuffle.
    Walter Dean Myers
    pseudonyms Stacie WilliamsStacie JohnsonWalter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three He was brought up and went to public school there He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empire State College He has been writing full time since 1977.Walter Dean MyersWalter has been writing since childhood and publishing since 1969 when he won the Council on Interracial Books for Children contest which resulted in the publication of his first book for children, Where Does the Day Go , by Parent s Magazine Press Since then he has published over seventy books for children and young adults He has received many awards for his work in this field including the Coretta Scott King Award, five times Two of his books were awarded Newbery Honors He has been awarded the Margaret A Edwards Award and the Virginia Hamilton Award For one of his books, Monster, he has received the first Michael Printz Award for Young Adult literature awarded by the American Library Association Monster and Autobiography of My Dead Brother were selected as National Book Award Finalists.In addition to the publication of his books, Walter has contributed to educational and literary publications He has visited schools to speak to children, teachers, librarians, and parents For three years he led a writing workshop for children in a school in Jersey City, New Jersey.Walter Dean Myers was married, had three grown children and lived in Jersey City, New Jersey He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness He was 76 years old.

    Lockdown By Walter Dean Myers


    Lars Guthrie
    Start your story with a fourteen year old boy He s African American His father is not always around, and is abusive when he is His mother is an addict Most of the kids he knows are thugs He s doing time for stealing a doctor s prescription pad Locked up in a dirty, tough New York juvenile facility, ironically named the Progress Center, he s trying to walk a thin line between maintaining some dignity and staying meek enough to earn his release The story has to be in first person It has to be stra [...]

    Karen Ball
    Reese is 14 and in the second year of his sentence at the Progress juvenile detention center He was arrested and convicted for stealing a doctor s prescription pads, and selling them to a drug dealer If he behaves and follows all the rules, he might be able to get out early, especially if he gets good reports from his work assignment at a nearby nursing home If he can t manage that, he ll get sent upstate and the prison there is far worse, with much less chance of getting out alive Reese is smar [...]

    Walter Dean Myers has spent a lot of time with teenagers, inside and outside of juvenile detention centers, and it shows This book about 14 year old Reese in juvie lockup is not full of perfect happy endings and miracle cures Reese isn t a bad guy, though he was born into bad circumstances and has made a bad decision yes, he s in juvie because he s guilty It s easy to get dragged down to the level of the most hopeless in juvenile detention and on the streets Working at a home for the elderly giv [...]

    The book LockDown was interesting because Walter Dean Myers explains how Reese s situation is difficult and planning on how him and Toon are gonna make their way out of Progress The reason why Reese is in a difficult situation is because he got caught up stealing meds for a drug dealer named Freddie but the detectives are trying to plant things on him When Reese talked to the people that are trying to let him go asks him what he s going to do with his life and says he gonna change his life arou [...]

    Quick read, but has some language Story of a 15 year old boy who is in jail for stealing a drug prescription pad and trying to figure out how to straighten out his life when he gets out.

    Lockdown is my sixth book by Walter Dean Myers Unlike some of my earlier selections, Lockdown is written in straightforward prose instead of an alternate format such as script or verse In being about a teenager who is locked up in a juvenile detention facility, Lockdown also makes my third book by Myers which focuses exclusively on street youth Each new reading selection has heightened my respect for Myers as an author Lockdown is no exception.For those who are sheltered from the street life tha [...]

    Perhaps of a 2.75 how s that for hedging The story is fairly obvious, no surprises, could be construed as didactic, but wouldn t it make sense for a juvie based novel to have a message don t do crimes and don t end up in jail Well, this one has that message, and it s a good one, but I wish the characters beyond the protagonist had interested me a bit On the other hand, it s a pretty good pick for reluctant readers who will be interested in the day to day of life and fights inside for 14 year o [...]

    Reese Anderson is given an opportunity to spend time helping in a nursing home as a break from an institution he has been housed in for two years He is being punished for a crime involving drugs He is only 14 At the nursing home, he meets a resident named Mr Hooft Although their relationship is contentious at the start, they eventually get to know one another It turns out that Reese grows to understand some lessons about life from Mr Hooft By the end of the book, the reader feels very hopeful th [...]

    This YA book is centered around Reese short for Maurice , a teen in juvy who in his heart, is thoughtful, caring, and wants a better life The book shows how systemic oppression and social pressures work against Reese s better nature and describes the struggle of making good decisions and staying cool with so many obstacles gangs and violence inside detention, adults that don t understand you, racism and poverty, drug abuse, etc that seem powerful than you Ultimately, the book has an existential [...]

    Rachel Gilbertson
    I really enjoyed this book It s very informative about the youth of today especially troubled youth Reading this book was a very eye opening experience I felt that I was actually in the book itself Myers does an incredible job And it was interesting how Myers still wanted readers to keep in mind that the juvenile youth still are good kids And its must have been hard to remain unbiased during the writing of this book I m glad I read it and now I have a new perspective of the youth of today.

    Lisa Mandina
    So, this is the first book I read for the 2012 2013 possible Gateway Award nominees through the Missouri Association of School Librarians I ve already 2 others on the list, but that was a while ago Anyway, on with this review It s also the first book that I ever checked out as an e book from our public library Very cool And one other first, the very first Walter Dean Myers book I ve ever read Lots of firsts for this book.This book reminded me of a few that I read for the Gateway award last fall, [...]

    When I saw this on the National Book Award finalist list for 2010, I thought Another Walter Dean Myers book Yawn However, this book was a pleasant surprise Myers is controversial Some have criticized his work for perpetuating stereotypes here is another book about a black teen who is incarcerated and, through his period of imprisonment, he learns to turn his life around Myers defends his work by saying that he calls it as he sees it This is, in fact, the reality for many inner city black youth W [...]

    Myles Messner
    In Walter Dean Myers story, Lockdown, he tells the story of a young teen who just wanted to help his family but made the wrong choices trying to help Reese, a nice young boy wanted to help his mother by helping her pay for stuff at home Him being young, and living In a bad location, came upon wrong choices He would steal from doctors and sell stolen pills to people on the street He was caught by the police and brought to a juvinial detention He will do anything to get home early to make his sibl [...]

    It seems as though the books I read, the interesting they become Previous books that I ve read were interesting, but after reading LockDown by Walter Dean Myers, it sparked my attention that to me, was really enticing, and made me to a point, not wanting to put the book down for an instant or stop reading at all because that s just how interesting the book became as I started reading it To me, LockDown by Walter Dean Myers was an inspirational story that motivates young adolescent to make some [...]

    Lockdown Walter Dean Meyrs New York HarperCollins 2010 247ppThis would would the second book that I read from Walter Dean Myers and it was an excellent book The main character is Reese, he is a teenager in juvenile jail Reese had committed the crime of stealing prescription pads from a doctor office to later sell them to a drug dealer Sentenced to 32 months in progress Reese had to face multiple obstacles to no get in trouble He was given multiple opportunities to make himself a better person to [...]

    William Kinnard
    Reese once lived out in the world with the rest of society, but he s now a criminal living in a correctional facility Being in the Progress facility has made Reese realize one thing that once he gets out, he never wants to go back While at Progress, Reese is put into a work release program A couple days every week he will work at a nursing home If he s good in the program, that s just one step closer to freedom for him He makes a friend while working at the home, and elderly man named Mr Hooft T [...]

    Like Steve in Monster Monster, Walter Dean Myers main character in Lockdown, Reese, is also incarcerated Unlike Steve, however, Reese has already been sentenced and is serving his time in a juvenile correctional facility While Reese may be guilty of his crime, he is a dimensional character, and the reader experiences his struggle to find his identity, envision a better future for himself, and find the strength to face his struggles and avoid self destructive choices.There are a few characters in [...]

    Chloe Sanders
    I really enjoyed this book The story of Reese was something I could relate to on multiple levels I got into some trouble as a teen and have a best friend who went to prison for selling illegal substances This book made me realize how sometimes getting into trouble often makes us a stronger individual how your eyes are opened by the trials that we are faced with The story was really great because this kid Reese gets into trouble for selling a prescription note pad to a drug dealer, and when he ge [...]

    Diane Ferbrache
    I always read Myers books and always buy them for my high school library This one is not his best, but should appeal to teen boys It s the story of Reese, who s stupid mistake has landed him in Progress a juvenile detention facility Here he is given the opportunity to turn his life around or take the path so many young African American boys seem to take from petty crimes to an endless cycle of violence and then prison There are some stereotypical characters here, but Myers purpose seems to be to [...]

    Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.I was actually pretty surprised at this book Having missed to my embarrassment Myers other acclaimed teen books, I didn t know what to expect when I picked this one, but I anticipated lots of teen angst and platitudes about life on the streets What I got instead was an in depth, honest, open story about one kid trying to put his life together, [...]

    Angel V
    Lockdown is an interesting book about a 14 year old boy named Maurice Anderson nicknamed Reese who spends 3 years in juvie jail for stealing prescription pads from a doctor and giving them to a drug dealer He meets a man named Mr Hooft while being forced to work in a senior citizen center and even though Mr Hooft dislikes Reese at first, he gets along with him later in the book This book does have some parts that make you want to skip like Reese and his friend Play talking to each other which ha [...]

    This is one of Walter Dean Myers most celebrated books for good reason The plot is much tighter than some of his other works and the morality less overt Some of WDM s novels try to teach a lesson through cautionary tales Dope Sick, Outside Shot or try to create model characters for readers to mimic All the Right Stuff, The Game In Lockdown, Myers allows individuals to make mistakes and still be whole, to struggle while also being somehow hopeful that things could change Reese is a compelling cha [...]

    Roger Byykkonen
    Lockdown is a realistic look into the life a teenager who is in a juvenile correction facility Reese made a bad choice and was arrested He is trying to figure out life and how to stop making the wrong choices while at the facility He shows promise so he is allowed to go to a nursing home for a work release program After meeting Mr Hooft, he befriends him and learns some extra lessons on how to make it through his troubles This was a book which should interest anyone looking at a troubled lifesty [...]

    A gritty, coming of age tale about a young boy trying to navigate the juvenile detention center and his life Nominated for a National Book Award, I think the judges were celebrating how fully realized the characters are The plot could have been stereotypical but it s not Won t add any spoilers but I do recommend this book.

    Audience Intermediate readers Appeal Very interesting read A real and unique look at life inside juvenile hall Students that may be at a personal crossroad should read this book Awards 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor.

    This is a great book for adolescents My students really enjoyed it.

    *Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
    AMAZING AND GRITTYreal world look at the life of kids whose choices are near to nothing MEYERS is a master if this genre

    March 22, 2015Maurice is a very young boy and it motivated to get out of prison He is 14 and dreams to be in the streets one day and not cuffed First, he is motivated to be a free person He wants to have a job of his own and be a free person He doesn t want to work for someone and be controlled by someone When I got there, a delivery guy was bringing packages and kidding around with the receptionist I thought I would like to do that, have a regular job and kid around with people I met Myers 9 Ma [...]

    07NinaH Hawkes
    Book review as Argument Putting the Lockdown on trial.Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a desire to prove that the book Lockdown is a definitely a book to keep you wanting to read it, and keep your interested through the whole book Although it was of an adult book, it was book that could easily relate to some kids, or even help kids learn about reality, and how cruel it can be out in the real world It teaches you how life can be if you put yourself in a bad position, and have to pay the [...]

    Javier Leon
    Walter dean myer is a juvenile guy who like to talk about strength and never giving up His purpose is to inspired other to not to give up and not think that you re alone Walter dean myers thinks that every mistake can push you to succeed Reese Is a fourteen year old that has been locked up and thinks that he could get a second chance Reese regrets what he did in the past doesn t look like his getting out of their Walter dean myers believe that everyone should deserve a second chance he also has [...]

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