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G. Neri

Biography

G. Neri

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of YUMMY: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free verse novella, CHESS RUMBLE. His novels include SURF MULES and the Horace Mann Upstander Award-winning GHETTO COWBOY. His work has been honored by the Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Antioch University, the International Reading Association, the American Library Association, the Junior Library Guild and the National Council for Teachers of English. Neri has been a filmmaker, animator, teacher and digital media producer. He currently writes full-time and lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

G. Neri

Books by G. Neri

by G. Neri - Biography, Children's, Children's 8-12, Culture, Historical Fiction

Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote (IN COLD BLOOD) and Harper Lee (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama. This fictionalized account of their time together opens at the beginning of the Great Depression, when Tru is seven and Nelle is six. They love playing pirates, but they like playing Sherlock and Watson-style detectives even more. It’s their pursuit of a case of drugstore theft that lands the daring duo in real trouble.