African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at
the highest levels in decades, rapidly integrating large metropolitan
areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and
Among the kids at the Promise Academy and around the country, Walter
Dean Myers is a must-read whose books have sold millions of copies and
have a special appeal for the toughest of people to reach, boys. He is
able, like few writers, to relate to his readers as they live today.