12 Brown Boys, by Tyree, Omar
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- ISBN: 9781933491127 | 1933491124
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/5/2008
12 Brown Boys by celebrated adult author Omar Tyree, is a collection of short stories that focuses on the lives of Black pre-teen boys. Readers will connect with Tyree's engaging characters. There is Red Head Mike, who hates his nickname, but hates his red hair even more, Chestnut, who is sent to live with relatives down South to keep him out of trouble in his Brooklyn neighborhood, Wiliam, the Santa Monica super kid whose status as a scholar and entrepreneur has even his best friends hating him and Wayne, who resents his role as the oldest child until a tragedy strikes the family.Tyree has assembled a wide range of characters that reflect s the diversity of experiences of Black boys - characters that are funny, serious, edgy, street-wise, studious and all unforgettable.