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Shooter (2004)

A dark and depressing story about bullying and violence.

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The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner (1992)

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Artemis Bonner sets out to avenge his uncle’s murder and claim his treasure in the Wild West.

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The Cruisers – Checkmate

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Students at an elite school struggle with the pressures that come from family and friends.

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August 11, 2013 · 2:57 am

Autobiography of My Dead Brother (2005)

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Jesse and his “blood brother” Rise struggle to find out who they are and where they belong. This is a stark and sad story of neighborhood violence, peppered throughout with equally stark drawings by Christopher Myers, the author’s son.

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Hoops (1981)

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May 2, 2013 · 12:30 am

Monster (1999)

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This still stands as my favorite WDM work. Written as a screenplay interspersed with notes or journal entries, it is the story of Steve Harmon, a 16-year-old who was in the wrong place at the wrong time and faces murder charges as a result.

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May 2, 2013 · 12:28 am

Somewhere in the Darkness (1991)

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Jimmy’s father shows up out of nowhere after nine years, and takes him from his home in Harlem with Mama Jean to Chicago, where he has “work”. On the trip, Jimmy learns about his father and himself.

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May 2, 2013 · 12:27 am