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Like Sisters on the Homefront

Like Sisters on the Homefront (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Williams-Garcia, Rita

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Rita Williams-Garcia's masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is just as fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant today as when it was first published. It is now being reissued with a beautiful, contemporary new cover! When fourteen-year-old Gayle gets in trouble with a bo...y-again-her mother doesn't give her a choice: Gayle is getting sent away from New York to her family down South, along with her baby, Jose. In a small town in Georgia, there is nowhere to go but church, nothing to do but chores, and no friends except her goody-goody, big-boned, kneesock-wearing cousin, Cookie. Gayle is stuck cleaning up after Great, the old family matriarch who stays upstairs in her bed. But the more she spends time with Cookie and Great, Gayle learns about her family's history and secrets, stretching all the way back through the preachers and ancestors of the past. And slowly, the stories of her roots begin to change how Gayle sees her future. Rediscover this novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author, about one girl's discovery of her own African American family history-and her own place within it.
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ISBN 9780062823922
Released NZ 30 Dec 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062823922
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers
Released 30 Dec 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Williams-Garcia, Rita
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 166g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress African Americans - Fiction, Teenage girls - Fiction, Families - Fiction, Young adult fiction, African Americans - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult