WHAT THEY FOUND: LOVE ON 145th STREET by Walter Dean Myers
I have only read Walter Dean Myers war books. They are excellent and he has been writing forever. I chose this one for my YA class thinking it was straight up love stories, but it was much richer than that. All the stories, which are somewhat interconnected, touch on love, not always romantic. Some stories are purely comic, some are sad, some are wise. They show an interesting slice of life that keeps coming back to characters that we grow to love. I want to know more about these characters, mostly the daughters of Mama Evans who runs the local beauty parlor.