145th Street: Short Stories has gained several awards and recognition:
A Boston Globe-Honor Book
A Horn Book Fanfare
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Quick Pick
"The Horn Book Magazine" starred it and sayed, " Myers has a great natural style...and is completely at home in a Harlem depicted without Adulation but with great affection.
"Publisher Weekly" starred it saying, "Myers creates an overall affect of sitting on the front stoop swapping stories of the neighborhood. Readers will find that they could settle in for hours and take it all in.
Booklist reviewed it saying, "Fast, wry, and honest ... the search for personal identity is at the heart of this lyrical collection, and so is the sense of place."