The New York Times Book Review recently posted a fantastic review of Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers. Recorded Books is proud to be the exclusive publisher of the Lockdown audiobook, read by award-winning narrator JD Jackson.
The book, which we recently recommended, follows 14-year-old Reese Anderson, who has spent 22 months in a tiny cell at a “progress center.” Living in fear and isolation, Reese begins looking within himself to find a way out of the prison system. A five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a two-time Newbery Honor recipient, Walter Dean Myers has been called “one of the most important writers of children’s books of our age” (Kirkus Reviews).
Myers is a master of observing kids in tough places, from the 16-year-old charged with felony murder in “Monster,” which won the first Michael L. Printz Award in 2000, to the young soldier in his recent “Sunrise Over Fallujah.” What makes this new novel stand out is its vivid depiction of the jail ecosystem and the compromises it demands of those who are able to survive it.
- Other Walter Dean Myers titles available from RB K-12:
- Autobiography of My Dead Brother – National Book Award Finalist
- Monster – Coretta Scott King and Michael L. Printz Award winner, Also available in Plugged-in to Reading
- Slam! – A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
- Sunrise Over Fallujah – A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year